Yes, we saw a Fin whale today. This is a first in march! The Fin whale came to the surface to breath two or tree times and than she took a dive again. We also saw a big group of Bottlenose dolphins. Looked like they were more than 100 animals! They were enjoying the sea and one of them gave us one spectacular jump! What a wonderful day in the ocean.
Today the sun was shinning and the ocean was full of dolphins. We encountered both common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins in several different groups spread out over a large area. Further to the east our lookout also spotted two fin whales so of course we went there to investigate. Unfortunately by the time we arrived the whales were gone and despite our tireless attempts to find the whales again they were nowhere to be seen. Sometimes nature is like this and there isn't anything we can do about it. It's nice to know that the whales are out there, so we hope that tomorrow we will have the honour of actually seeing them. Photos de David Rodrigues
Today we enjoyed the company of our three resident dolphin species: common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and Risso's dolphins. We had really nice conditions for seeing these beautiful animals, with calm waters, nice soft light and reflections in the almost mirror-like water. As well as the dolphins we also encountered a lot of shearwaters and Portuguese man-o-war in the water (a good sign that the spring is here).
What a beautiful first day of spring! Even a
turtle came to say "hello"! Today we also saw groups of commondolphins and bottlenose dolphins. We also collected some garbage we come across
in the sea, as always.
In the afternoon we also found some groups of common dolphins with cory's shearwaters like in the morning. The first portuguese man o war are already here, it smells like spring time already! Photos by Miranda van der Linde
Today it has been a great day for us in Futurismo, after such a long time with bad weather conditions, today finally we saw the sun! In the morning we saw some nice groups of common dolphins feeding mainly. In the afternoon we went to the same area but instead of common dolphins we found some nice and active bottlenose dolphins! The highlight of the day was the sperm whales we found in the end of the tour. Enjoy!
This morning the sea was full of life and our highlight encounter was with a large group of false killer whales together with bottlenose dolphins (did you know the two species can mate to create a hybrid called a wholphin?). It was our first encounter with false killer whales this year so we felt really lucky, especially since it's a species that we don't see regularly. We also encountered a big group of common dolphins and a lot of Cory's shearwaters everywhere. Finally, to top it off we encountered a loggerhead turtle in the area of the common dolphins. What a morning! Photos by marine biologist: Miranda van der Linde