Today the animals decided to let us wait a bit before showing up, but when they appeared what a show! We first saw a very large group of striped dolphins to the far east of the island. Striped dolphins are usually very fast and even when they leap out of the water is not easy to see their typical stripe crossing their flanks and giving the name to the species. Our second encounter was with another large group of dolphins, this time the common. There were many calves synchronised with their mothers when jumping and chasing their prey while busy feeding.

 

From the boat radio some rumours arrived at our ears that sperm whales were also in the area, and while waiting for them, a small group of bottlenose dolphins showed up briefly before taking few long dives. One sperm whale appeared at the surface, but the time we reached it, it was already gone down for another foraging trip. The second sperm whale appeared far and when we moved to get to see it, it decided to be fast and we could only have a glimpse of it while diving. So, bye bye sperm whale, see you next time!

 

Arianna Cecchetti

About Arianna Cecchetti

Arianna is a Marine Biologist and was Main Guide at TERRA AZUL since 2009, and Technical & Scientific Director until 2018. Originally from Italy, she sees herself more as a world citizen. Arianna deserves the very best, and we hope she can come back to share her passion for the sea with us again.

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