Hello cetacean friends,
We started the morning with a grey sky and some rain. No worries, the weather didn’t scare us. Everybody was so excited to go out. After 15 minutes we got green light from our lookouts. They spotted some animals and the weather conditions were safe to go out.
First we encountered Common Dolphins (Delphinis delphis). They were very spread up and travelling fast. It was difficult to keep up with them.
We were also travelling, until suddenly one of the guests screamed that he saw a big fin! Good point, we just passed a small pod of Risso’s Dolphins (Grampus griseus). These heavily scarred dolphins do have a conspicuously erect fin. We saw immediatly the scratches on the pale body, so we could recognize the species very quickly!
After this we cruised some miles further away to meet a Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus). Most likely a female. She went diving pretty soon, so we could enjoy her beautiful fluke. As if this was not enough, our amazing skipper Nuno spotted further away an other blow! Again a female Sperm Whale with a juvenile swimming right next to her. When they also went diving we decided to head back closer to coast.
On our way back we encountered again Common Dolphins (Delphinis delphis). This time they were feeding, so they were highly active.
See ya on our next adventure!