Nature sometimes likes to play tricks and that time was today 😉

Although our lookout spotted various times a blow, it was difficult for us on the boat to see it. The whale kept surfacing once and disappearing in the deep blue, changing its direction every time. Because of the eastern winds the blow was swept away turning it even more difficult to identify the species. In the meantime a rainbow appeared in the sky and despite its impermanent nature it stayed for a while, brighting up our waiting time.

However, nature decided something different for us and a group of short-finned pilot whales appeared instead at the surface in between waves. We could distinguish at least two males with their large and curved dorsal fins, among females and juveniles. Usually short-finned pilot whales groups include one male every eight females, a ratio that matched with the group size of about twenty individuals.

We ended the tour with some beautiful bottlenose dolphins fast swimming next to our boat 🙂

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.