We navigated today in the Atlantic ocean in order to find a mother Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) and its calf.

The sea was wavy but to satisfy the curiosity of many this only really affects us, not the whales. The sighting we had was amazing regardless.  The two whales were at the surface, little after the mother dove into the depths of the ocean on the search of the delicious squid.

Mother Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) diving into the depths of the ocean

                            We spotted a small calf, tale slapping with no doubt whatsoever calling out for its mother.

Baby Sperm Whale tail slapping in search of his mother.

The mother appeared afterwards and the result was a calmer baby, the behaviour was quite clear.


The mother returned back to the surface after the distress of the calf.

It was like seeing a little kid crying out for his momma, and when the child sees the momma he relaxes and smiles.  It was so cute to see the behaviour of these mammals in the wild.

We navigated slowly back to shore and where happy to enjoy a local cup of tea in order to discuss the amazing trip we had on a beautiful Wednesday morning.






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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