Today it was a day of many many miles out on the sea, but luckily with beautiful weather! In the morning we saw Common, Atlantic Spotted, and Risso’s dolphins, and in the afternoon a surprise was waiting for us 17 Nautical Miles out!

At first we encountered a large group of Risso’s dolphins that were not so shy as they often are. After a while we went super far out to find a large pod of Short Finned Pilot whales! This season our waters seem to be favorable for them, as we are seeing them quite often and especially compared with previous years. Upto today we have spotted them 22 times this season, which is a record since 2012 and we are super glad about this! 🙂


Short Finned Pilot whales – Globicephala macrorhynchus

Suddenly, while being with the Pilot whales, we saw 2 huge synchronized splashes appearing far on the horizon! They were most likely 2 Sperm whales, but there is a slight chance they were Beaked whales. The jumps kept on coming, the closer we got. Then suddenly they stopped and no more animals were to be seen. That’s how nature can be 🙂

Terra Azul in front of Santa Maria

Join us tomorrow for the unkown!


About Milou

Milou is Marine Biologist, and was Marine Wildlife Guide at TERRA AZUL from 2010 to 2019. She is from Holland, and is passionate about being out in the ocean with wildlife, informing visitors, and collecting field imagery and data for local Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Research & Conservation projects.

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