Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis)

The sea conditions aren’t the best to go out these days. But that doesn’t stop us from going to the ocean every chance we get.

Yesterday in the morning we spotted a pod of Striped Dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba). As always they were travelling fast and flying high through the sky.



On our tour this morning we were graced by two other dolphin species. First we encountered our most dear friends the Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis). They were foraging together with the Cory’s Shearwater. At first it seemed to be a small group. Soon we realised that this was not the case when we saw two other big groups of Common Dolphins join the hunting team. As cooperatives they started to take high speed, changing direction very quickly to hunt down the fish. Beautiful sighting!


Bait ball of Blue Jack Mackerel (Trachurus picturatus)


Later on we also spotted the Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis). Acrobatic as they can be, they offered us a real show of jumps. When they approached our boat we saw some baby dolphins too, swimming in peace next to their mothers. Calf care takes several months, so they always stick close to each other.


Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) jumping next to Terra Azul boat

Jessie Ocket

About Jessie Ocket

Jessie has a strong passion for the ocean and wildlife. Joined the TERRA AZUL team as Volunteer Marine Wildlife Guide in 2019, enjoying out at sea with wildlife, accompanying and informing visitors, and collecting field imagery and data for local Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Research & Conservation projects.

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