Good weather allowed us to hit the ocean one more time on Friday the 9th and we had a blast!

We had lovely guests on every tour that were excited to join us and experience the sea.

During our morning trips we sighted Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphisthese colored mammals are truly a wonderful species. Having different behaviours every single time and in spring constantly watched by the Cory’s shearwater (Calonectris borealis) from above. I believe that being able to see these creatures and their new born little calfs is a bliss.

 

During the afternoon, after receiving the direction from our lookouts-Nicole and Filipe, we navigated 14 miles out of the island (26km) and out there in the blue desert while everyone awaits and partakes in searching every direction for wildlife,

“pffffffff ” a massive blow from the biggest mammal on the planet; You guessed it…the Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus

This month we have sighted 4 times blue whales and we could not be more excited, our guide Lorenzo was certainly making sure everyone enjoyed and understood what part of the whale, guests where observing and detailing the biology of this massive creature.

Our Guide Lorenzo enthusiastically explaining the behaviour a diving Blue whale.

 

This photograph was captured during our last tour of the day !

Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing for air

 

Not only the whale surfaced and a photograph was taken but it left what we call a “watermark” meaning that the animal has dove and the print it left on the surface resembles to this- Check it out, impressive right?

watermark of a Blue whale left after diving

 

We are excited to find out how many sightings of Baleen whales we are going to have this year!

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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