Today we started with calm seas and a very peaceful group of Risso’s dolphins, including calves, juveniles and old adults. Since it was such a calm weather we tried listening to them with our hydrophone, but that was a bit hard because of the sound of nearby boats. Sounds travels very far underwater and the hydrophone easily picks up any frequencies.

 

 

Then we found a huge group of Bottlenose dolphins, and ended with an even larger “mega pod” of what must have been 500 Atlantic spotted dolphins or more. It’s hard to explain a sighting like that, just imagine a blue ocean filled with black and white spots 🙂

 

 

Swimming with a huge group of Bottlenose dolphins

 

Swimming with Bottlenose dolphins

 

Swimming with a huge group of Bottlenose dolphins

 

 

The day continued to be very peaceful with calm seas – it feels so great to be back after a week of bad weather!

In the afternoon we were graced by the presence of a group of Sperm whales 🙂 They were foraging and doing deep dives so they didn’t stay too long at the surface but we could see them really well and their beautiful tails too!

 

 

 

Sperm whale resting at the surface between dives

 

On the way back we could also see a huge group of playful Bottlenose dolphins 😀 They were travelling and moving fast but at the same time jumping and playing with each other – dolphins are all about multi-tasking!

 

Group of Bottlenose dolphins with a young calf

 

Group of Bottlenose dolphins with a young calf

 

Finally, the end of the day was filled with the curious and beautiful Atlantic Spotted dolphins! 😀

 

 

Keep tuned for more news of our tours! 😀

Milou

About Milou

Milou is Marine Biologist, and was Marine Wildlife Guide at TERRA AZUL from 2010 to 2019. She is from Holland, and is passionate about being out in the ocean with wildlife, informing visitors, and collecting field imagery and data for local Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Research & Conservation projects.

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