Back in the ocean with whales and dolphins!

After two days on land because of strong winds, we finally managed to go to the ocean! 😀

With brave passengers ready to face the waves, we followed Filipe’s direction’s to meet a very active group of Common dolphins. The big group of adults and juveniles barely seemed to notice us as they were so busy playing with each other.


Common dolphin – from a previous tour


Some of them even showed off how fast they can be sprinting after each other.

While we were spending a wonderful time with the dolphins by the coast, the wind was getting stronger and, further offshore, the waves were getting bigger. With these conditions it becomes a bit harder to spot animals so the crew on the boat were starting to think that we wouldn’t be able to see anymore groups. But fear not! Filipe, the lookout, is here and he spotted Sperm whales! 😀



Sperm whale going for a deep dive


At first we had a brief encounter with a female that was getting ready to look for some yummy squid, but soon after we could see more blows. A group of females with at least one calf was spread around the area and allowed us to keep them company for a while before diving to find some lunch.


Female Sperm whale – this lovely lady has been our friend for the last 12 years


Magic Sperm whale blowing rainbows


Let’s keep our fingers crossed for good winds in the next few days! 😀

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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