Hello whale watchers!

On tge latest tours we had wonderful sightings! We started by seeing a big group of Common dolphins, the were msybe a 100 or more! After a while we started to see different colors…Striped dolphins mixed with the Common. This time the behaviour was a bit different. They were calmer than usual and sometimes they even got close to the boat!

Striped dolphins, calf and mother / Stenella coeruleoalba (credits of João Correia)


Common Dolphin / Delphinus delphis

The the lookout saw 2 whales and so we went to the location. When we arrived we searched for a little bit and then we saw a Fin Whale. After a while we saw the 2 of them, it was a mother and a calf! At thr beginning we could see both of them but after a while they started to dive more and it was more complicated to see.

Also, on the way back we found a big turtle but it was on a shallow dive.

I hope you had enjoyed, see you at Terra Azul!

Vanessa Costa

About Vanessa Costa

Vanessa is a Marine Biologist and Guide at TERRA AZUL since 2017. Joined recently, for now she is in training and enjoying being out in the ocean with Wildlife accompanying our visitors. Soon she'll be ready to educate Humans, and collect data for MONICET – The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project.

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