Saturday, September 1, 2018

September starts with diversity!

In the morning we were very lucky on São Miguel Island. We saw 4 species of cetaceans! We passed by a huge group of feeding common dolphins. Then we spent some time with leaping bottlenose dolphins. Later we found pilot whales, which were resting on the surface together with common dolphins which were quite active with some Cory’s Shearwaters.

Photos by Laura González, Chiara Cuozzo & Carinne Zimmermann



Common dolphin


Pilot whales & Cory's Shearwater



Pilot whales & Catamaran Cetus


Pilot whales & Catamaran Cetus


Bottlenose dolphins



Bottlenose dolphins with a baby

Then we went a little further and we found 2 sperm whales. In the afternoon, after a little rain, the sun decided to appear! We met our friends from this week, the green family of sperm whales we've seen in the last few days. And just before entering the harbor, surprise!! A nice pod of common dolphins with many babies! We hope that tomorrow we will encounter many of these beautiful cetaceans again!



Sperm whale



Sperm whale




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