The day was perfect to go whale-watching today! Sunny skies, flat seas and a lookout with animals in sight!
The morning started with a very calm group (as usual!) of Risso’s dolphins. These wonderful animals have a very interesting coloration: when they are born they are dark grey but, as they grow older, they become whiter as they accumulate scars from all of their interactions with each other. Today we had some calfs with their mothers so it was perfect to see this evolution of coloration!
After a quick encounter with a very friendly group of Common dolphins we went searching for Sperm whales! Today they were building the suspense and keeping us waiting but at last one decided to slow down and let everyone have a good view of it’s dorsal fin.
Since they were travelling, they were doing mid-water dives. When they do this type of dive they stay close to the surface and so, they don’t show the tails. We can only see them when Sperm whales dive deep to go looking for some yummy squid deep down!
During the afternoon, the sea kept calm and the sun kept shining, so the Swimming with Atlantic Spotted dolphins and with Common dolphins was a delicious Summer treat in an Autumn day! 😀
Will you join us soon? 😀
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