Today was a blessing! The morning was sunny, the afternoon was cloudy, but it was full of Sperm whales and other animals around our coast. To start with the Sperm whales, this was specially excited because we have not been seeing them a lot for the past months, while they are one of our resident species. There was a family of at least 4, including 2 babies, a mother, and even a large male. They socialized for a long time on the surface, doing many shallow dives but never any deep ones. At some final point one of the whales finally showed its tail for a real deep dive.


In the afternoon the Sperm whales were even spyhopping, putting their heads out of the surface to watch their surroundings.

Other than this, we encountered a Fin whale on both trips today, coming very near to the boat and behaving extremely relaxed and quiet. Bottlenose and Common dolphins were also present so we got some more resident sightings added on our tour. All in all it was a great variety of different species and behaviors today, that makes us appreciate all the different personalities they have 🙂



About Milou

Milou is Marine Biologist, and was Marine Wildlife Guide at TERRA AZUL from 2010 to 2019. She is from Holland, and is passionate about being out in the ocean with wildlife, informing visitors, and collecting field imagery and data for local Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Research & Conservation projects.

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