Thursday, November 8, 2018

October whale watching statistics 2018: São Miguel Island

Although this month we could already feel the arrival of autumn, with some windy rainy days and rough sea conditions, we were still able to go out a lot and enjoyed some really beautiful trips, full of surprises and unexpected findings.
During October we were able to see 6 different species of whales and dolphins. Our resident species were very present this month, with the common dolphin as the most encountered species followed by the bottlenose dolphin. 

Sperm whales didn’t cease to amaze us, with few breachings along the month, spyhopping or flukes among other typical behaviors from these animals. 

Risso’s and spotted dolphins and pilot whales were the icing on the cake.

We were lucky to find other animals like flying fish, a loggerhead sea turtle or even a hammerhead shark. 

Besides that there was a notable presence of Cory’s shearwaters, the juvenile individuals are now leaving the nests with limited flying ability and we must keep an eye for individuals in difficult situations and help them get to the shore safe and sound.

Let’s see what November holds for us!

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