Morning showers to wake up!

                                                        Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)

This morning we went out on a wavy but safe ocean with the wind just against us! This resulted in a real adventure trip with some free showers included 🙂 nevertheless, the animals appeared!

We started off with 2 Common dolphins, then made a little trip outside to find the rest of the group, that was happily jumping out of the water. This group also included lots of calves.

Afterwards we drove very far to the West to see 2 Finwhales that were most likely feeding.

Nice fact: there are 2 species of Common dolphinsDelphinus delphis (short beaked) and Delphinus capensis (long beaked). Only the short beaked is sighted in the Azores.

What will tomorrow bring? 🙂


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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