|23052021| Little blue whale calf surprise
|ENG| Today was a day of big animals and big emotions! The sea conditions were perfect for our whale and dolphins expedition. After our briefing, we received the information that the spotter was seeing a blow of a baleen whale on the south of Pico. So we equipped our Naturalists and went for the adventure. After a while, we saw our first blow! To our surprise, it was a blow of a blue whale calf (Balaenoptera musculus)! With the small calf, was a big momma with more than 20 me
|21052021| Special day with two endangered baleen whales
|ENG| Today in the Day of Endangered Species, we saw two species of baleen whales, which are classified as endangered in the IUCN red list. During the morning we saw at least 4 sei whales (Balaenoptera borealis)!! At one point two of the sei whales came so close to the boat! It was an unforgettable moment! The sei whale was one of the baleen whales more exploited during modern whaling, being more intensive hunted in the North Atlantic. On our afternoon trip, we got to see an
|17052021| How high can it go?!
|ENG| Today we were lucky to see the biggest animal on earth! We saw an amazing blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus)! The whale was super calm all the time and did some shallow dives. The best cue to find a whale is looking for its blow. The blue whale is the animal with the biggest blow, reaching up to 12 meters! After, we saw a big group of common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) with a lot of cory's shearwater (Calonectris borealis) hunting. The common dolphins are one of the re
|13052021| Sperm whale postcard
|ENG| First day out with sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus)! Today we went out to the south of Faial island and we spent the entire trip seeing Morro Castelo Branco and the Capelinhos vulcano. At first, it was a bit difficult to see the animals, but after a few minutes there was a breach! It was a group of 5 adults and one calf. Throughout the entire sighting, they maintain calm at the surface and did shallow dives At one point we could see the calf nursing! After seeing t
|04052021| Big blues!
|ENG| WOW! Today we had such a fantastic morning expedition! Early in the morning, the sun was shining and there was almost no wind. The sea was perfect for our expedition! After receiving all Naturalists, the spotter contacted us with the information that we had baleen whales. Not long after we started our expedition we saw a group of common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) together with an enormous quantity of cory's shearwater (Calonectris borealis). Both of them were feeding