Solitary sperm whale

Today we travelled a long way. We had lots of waves and it was quite an adventure. After all the way to Ponta Delgada we had to wait for a few minutes, and then we saw him! A solitary sperm whale.

 

Sperm whale with the island getting covered by the clouds in the background

 

The sperm whale was a male. Try to imagine that big male sperm whales can fit a little car inside of their heads! They have a huge body with just relatively short flippers.

 

Sperm whale. Source: http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/wildlife/whales/sperm_whale.php

 

This whale was foraging. When he came up he already dove for approximately 45 minutes. He was at the surface for a really short time before he went diving again. He made a deep dive which means he showed us his tail!

 

 

This tour is certainly classified as an adventurous one! The waves didn’t allow us to drive at a high speed but the waves did make it interesting 😊 Because of this we arrived late at the marina, so if you are planning a tour with us, don’t make important plans afterwards like catching your flight!

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