The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

Inspired by Bob Dylan song today our sperm whales friends were blowing in the wind. The southern breeze was catching their blows and carrying them a long way. Also the crests of the waves were disrupted by the wind, and sometimes resulting in some powerful splash inside our boat.

The group of about six individuals was split in few pairs not far from each others and they were likely resting. One individual rolled once close to the surface so as to expose half of its tail out of the water. The same happened with its head, briefly exposed showing its blowhole. However, most of the time they were staying underwater and were coming up once in a while to breath.

The day couldn’t be a happy one without our beautiful common dolphins. It was a spread out group, quite active and in a socialising mood 🙂


Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis)

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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