Hey there adventurers,
It is always funny to see how fast the weather and sea conditions change around here. We had some stormy and rainy days last week which made it look like winter was arriving. But then since a few days we have again these amazingly sunny trips accompanied by an almost tropical climate.
And we were actually not the only ones taking advantage of these nice conditions. Dolphins and whales were both present.
Love was in the air for our Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) today. They were very social and came close to us. We could observe a lot of “belly-to-belly rubbing”, sign of mating intents. Who knows, maybe we will have some very cute and tinny babies joining this pod next year.
The Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) were very busy too during our trip. Normally, they are quite curious and social and cruse around the boats but today their interest was in something else. We encountered them in a hunting area probably looking for some fresh and juicy fish to satiate them.
The surprise of the day was our afternoon encounter with three Sei Whales (Balaenoptera borealis) calmly foraging at a shallow depth and resurfacing to gasp for some more air.
Let us get surprised again and again each day.
See you soon