Sperm whales jumping for 1 hour!

By 06/09/2018Sperm Whales

Hello beautiful friends!

Today we got some real unexpected action. We went far out in South West direction, to find our first Sperm whale breaching out of the water. Usually Sperm whales breach in a sequence of about 3 to 5 times, but this silly whale would not stop, and kept going on for countless times. Then she also started lobtailing, meaning, smashing her tail on the surface. This whale was still a small juvenile, and the young ones are known to be active as they are still practicing their own skills.




Then a second Sperm whale started to breach (jump) on the other side of the boat. It’s not normal to see this much activity all at once, and it kept going on for a very long time. At some point we were looking at jumping whales and high flying tails all around us. It was incredible!

This must have been the Sperm whale highlight of the season 🙂 But let’s see tomorrow what else is waiting out there…


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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