Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sperm whales are back in São Miguel and Pico Islands

Looks like that yesterday the sperm whales took a day off, but today they were again with us. Then we went to see the sperm whales showing the tails. And to finish we could see our resident species bottlenose dolphin. Also, our big boat saw the tourist from azorean waters, the Atlantic spotted dolphin.

Photos by David Rodrigues 

Watching Botllenose dolphin

Watching sperm whale

Sperm whale tail 

Sperm whale diving

This morning, in São Miguel, we also saw sei whale, a baleen whale species that we can see here around this period late-spring late-summer. 

Sei whale

Sei whale blowhole

In the afternoon, the sperm whales were more far away but we went to see them, they were showing the tail also. And then on the way back home, we saw the same group of bottlenose dolphin from the morning.

Photos by Carine Zimmermann

Fluke unknown individual not yet in the catalogue 

Peregrine fluking

White back of Peregrine

Well marked bottlenose dolphin with calf

On Pico Island, it was a day full of sperm whales. One of the groups we saw today goes through every year in Pico. We also saw two species of dolphin residents: many rissos and common.

Photos by Rui Santos

Sperm whale tail

Common dolphin

Risso's dolphins

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