Today we met our friends resident dolphins, the ones we can count on the all year round 🙂

Both bottlenose and common dolphin groups included many young individuals and calves. The bottlenose were at first foraging and later started slowly travelling. The calves accompanied their mothers all the time, surfacing next to them. Young common dolphins, on the other hand, seem to be more intrepid and among many, one decided to shortly sneak away from the adults 😉 Part of the group was foraging, while the other one including the youngest members were socialising.


A solitary Risso’s dolphin showed up just the time needed for us to appreciate the difference among all these dolphin species.

On our way back to the islet we saw a nice  Eurasian curlew standing on a rock while enjoying the warm sun on a chilly autumn day 🙂

Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata) at the Ilhéu of Vila Franca do Campo


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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