Friday, June 1, 2018

A full day of our resident dolphins and whales

In São Miguel we had a day with our resident dolphins and whales. 

We encountered a big group of sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and Risso's dolhpins

From all our different boats and tours throughout the day we had some really memorable moments with these species.

The sperm whales put on a bit of a show in the afternoon and several times we could see them breaching (jumping out of the water) and grouping up to socialise. 

Sperm whale breaching 

Sperm whales 

The dolphins were also very social and curious as usual, and to make today's sigtings even better we had great weather that reminded us that summer is beginning.

Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins

Common dolphins

Risso's dolphin diving

Risso's dolphins adult (white) and juvenile (dark)

Risso's dolphin face

In Pico Island we can saw three different dolphins species. A lot of common dolphins, a group of male Risso’s dolphins and another group of bottlenose dolphins with females and calves.

Common dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins

Risso's dolphins

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