Today was a lovely and hot day, really nice to enjoy some quality time at sea.

We encountered a big pod of at least 200 Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) travelling with some cute tiny babies.

mother with calf

Common Dolphins / Delphinus delphis mother with her calf

 

Later on we saw the elusive and very beautiful Striped Dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) leaping out of the water.

Striped Dolphins / Stenella coeruleoalba traveling and jumping around

 

And last but not least, our amazing encounter with different groups of Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus). The first whale we spotted guided us there by breaching two times out of the water. A beautiful spectacle even from further away. It got even more exciting when a calf Sperm Whale decided to swim towards us to check out the boat. What an unique encounter.

 

Sperm Whale / Physeter macrocephalus raising the flukes (photo from the archive)

 

Stay tuned for our next adventures.

Aurora Crucianelli

About Aurora Crucianelli

Aurora Crucianelli is an Environmental Biologist with a Master’s degree in Oceanography. She is one of the new recruits of the Terra Azul Team, loves the sea and likes to scuba dive during her spare time. She also worked as a science teacher and enjoys educating people and share her passion for the ocean and wildlife.

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