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

Hello whale watchers,

This morning we left the marina as usual with two boats of enthusiastic people.

The excitement only got bigger when after 10 minutes we encountered a family of Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus). It was a group of 4 juveniles travelling slowly next to each other towards the east. A call from our lookout told us more Sperm Whales were around. He already counted twenty to be precise! There must be a lot of squid in our waters to feed al these crazy giants! The whales started to socialize, rubbing and touching each other.



Some miles further away we bumped into a pod of about 250 Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis). When I spoke about this species in the briefing, I promised the guests that it would be a veeeeery friendly encounter. And oh boy, I was not wrong. The dolphins came to us in bulk, swimming and jumping so fast. We were stuck right in the middle of them 🙂



In the afternoon tour our visitors were also lucky to see Sperm Whales.

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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