Sunday, September 2, 2018

Another Sperm whale day!

Today was a great sperm whale day on the island of Sao Miguel; we managed to see our giant resident in the morning and in the afternoon. A very big male was spotted by some boats and also some females were seen, so we were very happy and also we got some tails for our research!

Photos by Marina Gardoki

Sperm whale blow

Sperm whale tail

Sperm whale tail
Bottlenose dolphins were also seen in the two tours and a surprise in the afternoon: Beaked whales!

Zodiac boat

Bottlenose dolphin

In Pico Island we went first to see the female sperm whales that were far away. On the last days, we have been seeing two females: one with a newborn still breastfeeding. After the sperm whales, we went searching for the dolphins. First a very active group of common dolphins and then again a group of female Risso's dolphins with a lot of newborns and juveniles. Another great day in the company of the sperm whales!

Photos by Rui Santos

Sperm whales

Common dolphin

Risso's dolphin

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