Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bottlenose and common dolphins and sperm whales in whale watching tour in São Miguel Island

This morning we have seen a very big group of bottlenose dolphins. They were spread out over a wide area but got really curious with the boats and swimmers. 

We saw as well a pod of common dolphins. Both species, at least part of the groups, were feeding together with Cory's shearwaters. 

In the afternoon we saw the same group of common dolphins and several sperm whales, even breaching on the distance. One of the sperm whales went for a deep and long dive showing its tail.

In the Azores, every year the SOS Cagarro campaign takes place between October 15th and November 15th, aiming to save the juvenile shearwaters. Cory's shearwaters are migratory birds that are now starting to leave their nests and getting ready for the oceanic flight.

Photos by Laura González

Cory's shearwaters

Common dolphin

Common dolphin

Fluke Sperm whale 

Sperm whale blow left

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