Hello my dear dolphin watchers,

The morning tour we started with a group of Risso dolphins. They were travelling and also continued their activity when we arrived there to observe them. The group was quite dispersed and they disappeared time after time for a dive. It was not so easy to keep an eye on them. However there was a really tiny baby in the group, always swimming close to its mum. It was amazing to observe the contrast between mother and baby when coming up at the surface for a breath, the mother being light grey and the baby dark grey.

Also in the morning we had an encounter with spotted dolphins. Those dolphins are always nice to have around as they are quite curious and approach the boat. This time we had two mothers with their small babies swimming directly in front of the boat. It was incredible how parallel mother and calve manage to swim next to each other!

Spotted dolphin / Stenella frontalis

In the afternoon tour we encountered “only” one species, which can also happen sometimes. Never forget we are talking here about (or better said visiting) wild and free animals! If they do not show up, they simply do not show up!

However the Bottlenose dolphins were really relaxed and swam like the Spotted dolphins in the morning close to the boat. It was really impressing how elegant they move their grey bodies in and over the water!

All in all, today was really a dolphinastic day! 😀

Maria Mallet

About Maria Mallet

Maria is student an Bremerhaven university, she is fascinated by the ocean & loves diving. Joined the TERRA AZUL team as Volunteer Marine Wildlife Guide in 2018, we hope she can get in touch soon to visit us and share updates for this profile.

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