Saturday, September 29, 2018

Whale watching in São Miguel and Pico Islands


Today, in São Miguel Island we had a lot of wind and waves, but we all enjoyed the ride out on the ocean to see common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. 

Both species were a delight to see, as they were leaping out of the waves, playing around our boats and coming to check us out. 
We are still seeing a lot of baby dolphins too, even now as the summer season as coming to and end.

Photos by Rafael Martins




Bottlenose dolphins


Bottlenose dolphins



Common dolphins


Common dolphins


Common dolphin jump out of the water


Bottlenose dolphin lobtailing


In Pico Island, it was a windy day too, but we enjoyed the Bottlenose dolphins very active with the waves. We also saw Risso's dolphins jumping and sperm whales tails. One of the sperm whales had a possible malformation on the caudal peduncle as you can prove by the photo below. 

Photos by Rui Santos 



Risso's dolphin jumping


Sperm whale with a possible malformation on the caudal peduncle



Bottlenose dolphin 

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