Did you say you sighted 14 Sperm Whales ?

A little bit about yesterday’s tour!

We were joined by guests who had never experienced a whale watching tour before, not knowing what one will find in the ocean is always a thrill.

Wildlife is amazing in every form and shape, whether you can observe the plankton with the naked eye or observing bigger animals -“it is always an exciting moment to find any form of wildlife”,  I say.

Our first sighting was of a pod of Common dolphins who concentrated and rode the wave better than the world’s best surfers 😉

But sometimes things are just so magical that it makes it hard to believe what you are seeing.  If someone told me that on their first whale watching tour ever they experienced  the sightings of 14 Sperm whales I would have to say it sounds hard to believe  but that is really what happened. What a Morning !

Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalusgather together in pods to socialize, especially female pods since the species is known to have matriarchal societies. The pod that we sighted was the one of adult females and juvenile animals all logging at the surface.

Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy where:

  1. In the first set we can see the tail moving from one side to the other.
  2. How the animals looked at the surface interacting with each other
  3. How it looked when the animals dove into the abyss of the ocean.
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1) Photo sequence of fluke movements from one side to the other

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1) Photo sequence of fluke movements from one side to the other

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1) Photo sequence of fluke movements from one side to the other

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2)Pod of Female Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) logging at the surface

 

Im am happy and excited when sightings like this occur for our guests, reminding all that wildlife whether small or big is astonishing.

See you soon for another amazing day!

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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