A lonely Sperm Whale in an Ocean full of dolphins

Hello everyone!

On today’s tours we saw Common and Bottlenose Dolphins, and a Sperm Whale!

The Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) were a bit shy today, not showing much but we could see some of them porpoising out of the water every now and then. The group was composed by about twenty juvenile individuals, most likely a bachelor pod of males.

We also encountered  two groups of Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis). The second one was more active than the first one. We could see the amazing yellow patch, a very beautiful feature of this species, and a little calf that could have been around one month old!

In the afternoon a pretty large Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) showed up to our guests and it fluked while going for a deep dive, maybe looking for some tasty squids 🙂 .


This individual was most likely a solitary bull, hopefully we will be able to identify it from its fluke!



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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