Hello whale watchers!

After the briefing we went straight to the sea! The first species was a group of Common Dolphins but we didn’t stay long because we had an animal very far away. After a few minutes we went to the location of a whale 😀 ! As soon as we saw the whale with patches and a small dorsal fin we identified as a Blue Whale. We saw the Blue Whale both in the morning and afternoon, but when we saw the pictures that we took, we saw that they were different individuals!

With Photo-Identification we can identify different individuals and for example find the same animal in different parts of the world by looking at specific features. For example, with these Blue Whales, we can see that the dorsal fin is not the same.

 

 

We stayed there for some minutes enjoying the blows and the magnificent view we went back and saw a mix of Common dolphins a calves/juveniles of Striped dolphins.

I hope you had enjoyed, see you at Terra Azul!

Vanessa Costa

About Vanessa Costa

Vanessa is Marine Biologist and Marine Wildlife Guide and is responsible for Environmental Conservation at TERRA AZUL. She enjoys being out in the ocean with Wildlife accompanying visitors and collecting field imagery and data for local Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Research & Conservation projects.

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