Risso’s dolphins and a chilly morning

A chilly southwest wind refreshed our faces while cruising on boat TAII. The chilly morning was though warmed up by the sight of Risso’s dolphins. They were slow travelling, surfacing with their rounded heads and tall dorsal fins. One individual being a fully grown adult showing the white coloration typical for older individuals and another one darker suggesting its younger age. The coloration pattern, the scars and marks along the dorsal fin edges of theses dolphins allow their individual identification. So far there have been identified 267 individuals in the Azores.

Check out the photo-ID catalogue of Risso’s dolphins here


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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