This morning we had a wonderful tour at sea. The water was blue and crystalline…we could see dolphins at about 5 meters underneath us.
The first species we observed was a group of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). They were resting in calm waters. At a certain point we could see 2 individuals mating. Then a group of Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) joined the group as well and we could see the size difference between the two species.
We later navigated to see the Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) and the behaviour was very different from the two species sighted previously. They were found together with the Cory’s Shearwater (Calonectris borealis). The group was also full of calves and juveniles. We were so happy to enjoy these moments with the “Spotties” , since by the end of the month they will most likely leave to warmer waters.
We also capture quite a unique picture of this little guy, check out the particular coloration on his body. Each dolphin is unique and some get different distinctive coloration marks like him.
I hoped you enjoyed the tour and see you soon at Terra Azul.