Ola’ Whale Watchers!

In these days, we have been lucky to spend some ‘family time’ with a matriarchal pod of Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus) that is making good use of the waters in front of Vila Franca do Campo. Adults and juveniles are feeding to forage while a young calf has been breaching around and it even came to have a look at our guests and boat!


Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) neonate porpoises alongside its mother. The vertical foetal folds alongside the body are still visible indicating an age of approximately two-three weeks!


Large pods of dolphins are also cruising around near shore: our ‘resident’ Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) have been sighted with some newborns cruising to the East and Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) took the scene with several groups that seemed coming in from an offshore venture, probably looking for fish.

Looking for some stormy days ahead, lets see if we can spend another day with our pods before to take shelter ashore 🙂

Lorenzo Fiori

About Lorenzo Fiori

Lorenzo is Main Guide and Technical & Scientific Director at TERRA AZUL. He is originally from Italy, holds a PhD about behavioral responses of humpback whales to swim-with-whales tourism activities in Tonga.

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