False Killer Whales and Sperm Whales!

What an amazing morning!

We sighted 3 different Species – Sperm Whales, False Killer Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins.

Sperm Whales are the Resident Species of Whale here in the Azores, and today we saw a big big group! About 10 or 12 Sperm Whales spread more or less around the same area a few miles in front of Ponta Garça, where Filipe’s lookout is.

Did you know that this is the biggest toothed animal in the world? Their teeth can wight about 1 kg each! And they only have teeth in the lower jaw.

Also on this tour we sighted the magnificent False Killer Whales. A huge group of more than 30 animals.

It was the first sight on this species of the 2016 season for us! We were very excited with a huge smile on our faces! 🙂

Specially when they started to bow ride TERRAZUL II!

They can reach 4 to 6 meters in length. More or less half the size of the boat! 🙂

Stay tuned for more updates on our tours!

Stephanie Almeida

About Stephanie Almeida

Stephanie is Guide at TERRA AZUL since 2013 and Operations Assistant since 2017. Contributed for several years on Data collection for MONICET – The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project.

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