Thursday, October 18, 2018

A sunny calm day with lots of marine wildlife in whale watching tours in the Azores


Today was a sunny calm day that reminded us of summer. 

The best part was that we had plenty of whales and dolphins to see during the day. The dolphins were bottlenose dolphins, a nice group of about 50-60 individuals that we saw near Ponta Delgada during both the morning and afternoon tours. 

The whales were our resident sperm whales; two different family groups that we saw during the day.

In the morning we saw our famous "red group" which is our most encountered group and includes some whales that we know since at least 2003. From this group we could identify a sperm whale we call "Orca" and another we call "Diamond". 

In the afternoon we encountered the "pink group" that we know since at least 2010. Once again we could identify two members, known as "Peregrine" and "Angel".

Photos by Laura González and Miranda van der Linde 


Sperm whale tail 


Sperm whale tail 


Sperm whale identified


Fishing tuna


Bottlenose dolphin


Bottlenose dolphin

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