Nice morning today with many sperm whales not far from the southeastern coast of São Miguel. Some were socialising turning sideway and spy-hopping others were more relaxed. There were also few calves and at least one juvenile. After enjoying the sight of their powerful blows and bodies at the surface, we moved offshore to meet the short-finned pilot whales. The group was spread out and included all in all about 20 individuals. They were all logging and, as usual, we turned off the boat engine to listen to their synchronised breathing. Nature is beautiful! 😀
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.