Hello everyone!

Everything ok? Here it’s all good, we started our morning with a group of 5 Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus).

The group was calm at the surface and after a few minutes one of them decided to dive and 5 minutes later the other 4 followed. The time with the Sperm Whales was ending when all of a sudden 2 Beaked Whales (Ziphiidae) appeared next to the sperm whales. We could see them really well, even the rostrum, so we think that they might have been Sowerby’s Beaked Whales (Mesoplodon bidens). We saw them 3 or 4 times and then they dove.

 

Sowerby’s beaked whale – Mesoplodon bidens

 

Next stop was with Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). They were socializing with each other, we could hear lots of vocalizations and see a lot of body contact as well. They didn’t approach the boat too much but they weren’t avoiding us either, so it was nice!

 

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).

 

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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