Hello everyone!

Today we had an encounter with two species of dolphins. The first species was the Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis). At the beginning they were feeding with Yellow-Legged Seagulls, then they approached the boat and they were very curious, swimming sideways and looking to the boat.

Then on our way to see the Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), we found a lot of Velella velella, that is a kind of a hydrozoan. You can also see it on our picture from the tour.


Velella velella

We ended up finding the Bottlenose but we didn’t stay too much long with them as they were mixed with Common Dolphins and we lost them.

Then, on our search for the Bottlenose again we found a very curious Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) with a Trigger fish on the top, always looking for protection.


Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) with a Trigger fish (Balistes carolinensis)


On the last part of the tour we found the Bottlenose and we ejoyed the time with them!

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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