Today was a great day! With the weather conceding us a truce we were able to spend the whole day at sea. After almost a week on land it felt especially good!

The morning started with a young blue whale and a group of common dolphins.

The afternoon trip started with a curious group of common dolphins that played around the boat. However, they were interrupted by an adult blue whale that was calmly swimming by our side.

Did you know that individual blue whales can be identified by the “spot” pattern on their backs?

You can easily see the spots on this picture of a blue whale taken a few days ago

The day ended wet and salty with another sighting of the big blue!


Keep tuned for more news of our tours! 🙂

Catarina Fonseca

About Catarina Fonseca

Catarina is Marine Biologist and was Main Guide and Technical & Scientific Director at TERRA AZUL from 2014 to 2017. She is dedicated, knowledgeable and a passionate friend to animals and humans. We hope she can come back soon to wildlife experiences with us. , and everyday works on ensuring the highest educational and conservation standards during spractice. She also contributes collecting Data collection for MONICET – The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project.

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