Today was Dolphin Day but Also the First Day with Spotties !!!

How exciting is going out at sea! We got a bit wet, but let me tell you about this morning.

We only sighted dolphins, three different species to be exact, and each one as enchanting as they can be (Here are a few examples of our library or each species):


Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) 


Striped Dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) 

and Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) 

Atlantic spotted dolphin with a remora attached on its body.


I do not exaggerate when I tell you that I believe we might have been with 200 -300 dolphins surrounding us!

But nothing more exciting than to officially be Today the Day that marks the arrival of our beloved friends the Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) or “Spotties” as we like to call them.

Every species of dolphin is unique and there are always rare species, migratory species and resident species that one can observe in the world, it is very important to know  them and not just think of  “Flipper” when we hear the word dolphin 😉 .

But why do you guys get excited when the “Spotties” arrive you may say, well it is because we just love how curious, and beautiful these creatures are and also as a side note you can only see them in the Atlantic Ocean.

Our team was really excited and we communicated the information back to our base and land staff, we could not be happier.

So we are happy to share the news and come and visit and discover the different species of dolphins that one can see in the Azores, we can’t wait to discover more about the Ocean =) .


Anaïs Builly

About Anaïs Builly

Anais Builly is Marine Biologist and Master of Biology, Ecology and Ecosystems, and of Bioproducts & Bioproduction of Marine Ecosystems, studied in France and South Africa. She is also Marine Wildlife Guide & Community Manager at TERRA AZUL. She is passionate about conservation of marine mammals, and loves being out in the ocean everyday.

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