Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sei whales day in Pico and São Miguel Island

In São Miguel Island, we started the day with some waves but was no problem to found the animals.

Two Sei whales side by side always going north. After we got to an area where sperm whales were around, our boat had the company of a shy sperm whale but at a certain point, we were able to see just a little bit of the tail. Even though we only saw one, we know that in the area there was more than one, probably a family.

In the afternoon the west wind was part of our trip but we found the third biggest animal in the world, a sei whale! It was very calm, almost sleeping, swimming slowly close to the surface and we were able to follow its shadow all the time. 

It was still possible to see some bottlenose dolphins in our way back.

In Pico Island we had a windy day but even though we saw three Sei whales and a pod of male Risso's dolphins.

Sei whale

Risso's dolphins

Bottlenose dolphin

Sei whale

Sperm whale

Bottlenose dolphins

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