Dolphin day and Portuguese Man O’War

Today we had really nice encounters with common dolphins and Risso’s dolphins. The group of common dolphins was foraging and actual feeding was likely occurring as evidenced by the presence Cory’s shearwaters and common terns.

Common dolphins and Cory’s shearwaters while foraging 

Seabirds often take advantage of the cooperative behaviour of dolphins searching for food, following them and partaking to the final banquet. Common terns were feeding at surface, mostly taking advantage of the leftovers. One of the shearwaters, on the other hand, took a dive.

Did you know that shearwaters can dive more than 10 meters to catch fish?

On the way back, close to the Ilhéu, we saw a beautiful Portuguese Man O’War. Lately we are not seeing many of them, so it was nice to spot it floating at the surface.

 

 

Arianna Cecchetti

About Arianna Cecchetti

Arianna is a Marine Biologist and was Main Guide at TERRA AZUL since 2009, and Technical & Scientific Director until 2018. Originally from Italy, she sees herself more as a world citizen. Arianna deserves the very best, and we hope she can come back to share her passion for the sea with us again.

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