This morning didn’t start in such a sunny mood as lately and the clouds scared us a bit because they could block the view of the lookouts.. But who fears clouds when we have a super lookout like André? 🙂

With grey skies we headed out to the ocean to meet a huge mixed group of Atlantic Spotted dolphins and Common dolphins that were having breakfast with the Cory’s Shearwaters 🙂 Everywhere you looked there were dolphins playing with each other and around the boat! We were also swimming with them today.


Baby spotted dolphin training how to breach 🙂



Our friendly Bryde’s whales were still around today so we took the chance to introduce them to some more of our passengers 😀


Mom and baby Bryde’s whales


Mom and baby Bryde’s whales


The calf in the late afternoon was surfacing alone a bit in front of the mother. It seemed the little one is getting more and more confident to be independent one day soon. Baleen whales in fact tend to grow fast and are weaned before reaching one year of age, contrary to toothed whales which tend to stay with their mothers up to three years.

What are you waiting for? Join us on one of our tours and you’ll get the chance to experience these fascinating creatures in their natural environment 🙂

Catarina Fonseca

About Catarina Fonseca

Catarina is Marine Biologist and was Main Guide and Technical & Scientific Director at TERRA AZUL from 2014 to 2017. She is dedicated, knowledgeable and a passionate friend to animals and humans. We hope she can come back soon to wildlife experiences with us. , and everyday works on ensuring the highest educational and conservation standards during spractice. She also contributes collecting Data collection for MONICET – The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project.

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