Hello lovely people,

The last two days we had some wonderful sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins, Sperm Whales, Risso’s and Common Dolphins.

Every day is different and it’s so amazing to see how the animals have their peculiar behaviours.

The Bottlenose Dolphins  we saw yesterday for example, were very active and playful. Of course it’s always a joy to see them, whatever mood they are in. But when they show us  their acrobatical aerial stunts, the only thing you want is to make jumps to (luckily no man overboard 🙂 ).

They made spins, somersaults, combinations of flips, head twists, and so on. These leaps are usually associated with a high level of social activitiy in a pod. This was evidenced by whistling and other sounds we could clearly hear with our hydrophone.

 

Leaping Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) – Photo credits by Jessie Ocket

 

Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it…
…and as long as we have pictures!

Look at this beautiful picture of one of today’s Sperm Whales made by our main guide Lorenzo.

Flukes all around and goosebumps all over!

Fluke of Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) from today

Jessie Ocket

About Jessie Ocket

Jessie is a Guide at TERRA AZUL since 2019. She has a strong passion for the ocean, the marine ecosystem and the complex interactions between the species living in it. Totally ready to educate Humans and collect data for MONICET - The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project.

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