What a crazy afternoon!!! The sea is always an uncertain place. Why is that you might ask ?

Well let me tell you one thing, nature is always unpredictable. Today was a good example of how being in the right place at the right time is key when observing wildlife in their natural environment.

The afternoon tour was a dice game, we had no idea if we could go out at sea since the wind was picking up. Our clients were really brave since we could not impede the water to come inside our boat. Nothing dangerous but for sure we got wet. But none of this mattered at all. We saw something spectacular in the waters, a Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) mum and its calf. What a beautiful thing to observe, specially on “Earth Day”( if you want more info about this event click here), we were lucky enough to observe the biggest animal in the world the day we celebrate environmental awareness. We came back to the base filled with emotions. The moment was captured by one of our Skippers. This endangered species is one of the most beautiful things to observe in the world. We were so lucky and this day many of us will never forget it. Hopefully on after this we can all reflect on how important it is to preserve our oceans and its wildlife.

Not only is the Blue Whale the biggest animal in the world, it is also one of the loudest animal and heaviest one that has ever existed.

Anaïs Builly

About Anaïs Builly

Anais Builly is Marine Biologist and Master of Biology, Ecology and Ecosystems, and of Bioproducts & Bioproduction of Marine Ecosystems, studied in France and South Africa. She is also Marine Wildlife Guide & Community Manager at TERRA AZUL. She is passionate about conservation of marine mammals, and loves being out in the ocean everyday.

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