Navigating the water during sunny days is always exciting, not only is there nice weather for us to enjoy but when it’s sunny it means… chances increase of seeing the Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta). 

Turtles are marine reptiles that also enjoy very much to sunbathe and today, “I kid you not”, we saw 8 turtles while navigating.

We know that there are a lot of turtle lovers that enjoy reading our blog so we wanted to introduce to you one of their favourite snacks!

Portuguese Man o’ War drifting with the currents

 

These Cnidarians are truly beautiful and when at the surface, become easy to spot by the turtles.

In the morning a travelling group of Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus) passed in front of the islet of Vila Franca do Campo, we captured the moment and this family was nothing but “tight” if you get my joke 😉

 

Risso’s Dolphins travelling together and being synchronised in their every movement.

 

In the area we sighted as well a huge pod of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatuswith a lot of young individuals and babies.  Our Skypper Tiago calls it “The Dolphin Kindergarten” so funny, the pod was constructed of around 100 individuals.

 

Bottlenose dolphins travelling, the pod was of around 100 individuals

 

and to top the ice- cream with some cherries, we encountered two Sperm whales logging (resting) at the surface and then getting a bit curious, check it out !!!

 

Sperm whale slowly navigating for a long time at the surface

 

So we are always so marvelled with all the Atlantic Ocean offers!!! Join us for more adventures =).

Anaïs Builly

About Anaïs Builly

Anais Builly is Marine Biologist and Master of Biology, Ecology and Ecosystems, and of Bioproducts & Bioproduction of Marine Ecosystems, studied in France and South Africa. She is also Marine Wildlife Guide & Community Manager at TERRA AZUL. She is passionate about conservation of marine mammals, and loves being out in the ocean everyday.

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