Today was a nice and sunny November day with good ocean conditions! As far as we think summer has come back for a little!
On our morning trip we spotted Bottlenose dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and Pilot whales!! Pilot whales are usually more sighted in summer, but this season have not been around a lot. Having that said, they are nomads and don’t have a fixed migration route. But they do prefer deep water and ocean trenches. (see photo above)
We believe that the Pilot whales of today were in a species conflict with the Risso’s dolphins. First we saw the group being mixed, with the Risso’s dolphins being the dominant species…then from far away we spotted some aggressive splashes and jumps, which most certain must have been the species conflict. Soon after that the Pilot whales completely dissapeared and the Risso’s dolphins stayed.
This kind of conflicts happen when species with similar feeding and behaviour patterns cross close paths (both are usually very shy)
This really shows us how mother nature can be! unfortunately we could not capture any of the conflict movements but here are some photos of the species for you to remember which ones we are talking about.
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