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.