Hands up, Cameras Down & Enjoy, said the Sperm Whale!

If your friend decided one day to visit Azores and coming back to your country, he or she would share their adventures with you.

You would probably think they would be lying if they said that while on their whale watching tour they sighted, not 1 but 14 Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus). As unbelievable as that sounds yesterday during our tour we sighted 14 Sperm Whales,  one of them a calf.

During the Summer  and Spring, big groups of Sperm whales occur, and it is mind blowing, of course this doesn’t happen everyday but when it does , Marylou one of our guides likes to compare this phenomenon to “popcorns bursting” since the blows are visible and so many take place in one area that you literally do not know where to look.

Someone asked me yesterday if the whales ever get curious and approach the boat ? My answer was that it can happen but it is a rare phenomenon. I should have said nothing because a few moments after a curious whale approached our boat, argg it was so cool.

Learn more about Sperm Whales if you like Here 

After we slowly left the area we spotted a pod of Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) and it was just so relaxing to see them.

Short Beaked Common Dolphins going for a dive.


We are excited to see how the new experiences unfold for everyone join us next ;).


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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