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 than since a few days we have again these amazingly sunny trips acompanied 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.

Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) porpoising around (picture taken during one of our recent trips)

 

The Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) were very busy too during our trip. Normally, they are quiet curious and social and cruse around the boats but today their interest was in something else. We encountered them in an hunting area probably looking for some fresh and juicy fish to satiate them.

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) leaping out of the water (picture taken during a recent trip).

 

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.

Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis) surfacing (picture from our library)

 

Let us get surprised again and again each day.

See you soon

 

 

Aurora Crucianelli

About Aurora Crucianelli

Aurora Crucianelli is an Environmental Biologist with a Master’s degree in Oceanography. She loves the sea and likes to scuba dive during her spare time. She also worked as a science teacher and enjoys educating people and share her passion for the ocean and wildlife.

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