Active Risso’s Dolphins and Sperm Whales!

Hello everyone!

After a stormy day yesterday, today we were able to go out to see some life!

First encounter  was with a group of Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus). When we arrived we spot one animal, and then we checked with the hydrophone to hear the clicks and by the amount of clicks we coud hear there was more than one animal. When this one dove we saw 3 more, including a female and a calf, probably feeding. Then the two of them dove together and the other one stayed at the surface resting.

Mother and calf Sperm whale diving simultaneously (Physeter macrocephalus)

 

We left the Sperm Whale resting and went for the Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus griseus). They were socializing with each other and they also had 3 or 4 calves, that were swimming really fast. It’s so nice when we get to see them active because they are usually shy.

 

 

I hope you had enjoyed, see you at Terra Azul!

Vanessa Costa

About Vanessa Costa

Vanessa is Marine Biologist and Marine Wildlife Guide and is responsible for Environmental Conservation at TERRA AZUL. She enjoys being out in the ocean with Wildlife accompanying visitors and collecting field imagery and data for local Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Research & Conservation projects.

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