Hey everybody,

Let’s talk about our nice encounters of the day.

We saw one of our resident species, the Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis). They were travelling slowly away without giving to much attention to the boat. I find it actually nice when I see that the animals don’t get distracted by our presence and just continue to do their thing.

We also paid a visit to two other of our resident species which are the deep diving Risso’s Dolphins (Grampus griseus) and Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus).

Risso’s Dolphin / Grampus griseus picture showing close up the individual scars of the animal


The matriarchal pod of Sperm Whales that we had around for some days now, educated us a bit more about each age category, as we spotted a calf with his mother, some juveniles and also another adult female. This female gifted us with a wonderful view of her flukes when she went for a deep dive.

Matriarchal group of Sperm Whales Physeter macrocephalus


Of course, we can not forget about our “Spotties”. The Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) were fresh, dynamic and crazily jumping in the wake of our boat.

Marvelous jump of an Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Stenella frontalis


Finally, we should also pride the marine birds around the island. Cory’s Shearwaters (Calonectris borealis) not only are spectacular flyers but also amazing divers as they can dive 20 meters down in order to catch their prey.

Flying expert, Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris borealis


Thanks for reading and see you soon.

Aurora Crucianelli

About Aurora Crucianelli

Aurora Crucianelli is an Environmental Biologist with a Master’s degree in Oceanography. She 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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