Because the ocean is not only whales and dolphins …

Nice tour today in the company of two resident dolphin species, the common and the Risso’s dolphins! The almost ever present Cory’s shearwaters left already for the open ocean and we will see them again next spring, when they will be back for their nesting season. At their place we saw some yellow-legged gulls foraging with the common dolphins.

 

Risso’s dolphin

Yellow-legged gulls

 

We also enjoyed a lot the scenery of the Island, the Ilhéu of Vila Franca do Campo and its wildlife! .. yes because the ocean is not only about whales and dolphins 😉

 

A buzzard surveying the top of the islet of Vila Franca do Campo

Vila Franca do Campo, view from the ocean

Little waterfalls on the south coats of São Miguel

Arianna Cecchetti

About Arianna Cecchetti

Arianna is a Marine Biologist and Guide at TERRA AZUL since 2009. Originally from Italy, she sees herself more as a world citizen. After a four years break for a Postgraduate course in the Azores Islands, she's back to enjoy guiding and collecting data for MONICET – The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project.

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