• Sara Vieira

|12082020| Smooth sea

Today the weather and sea conditions were perfect!

No wind, really calm sea and bright sun!


In the morning we talked to the spotter on the north of #Faialisland and he said he already hade seen some sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus). So after receiving this information we went to pick the team of Naturalists that were waiting in Madalena, #Picoisland.


With the Naturalists on board, we went to look for the sperm whales!

Before arriving to the sperm whales area, we saw a group of spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) super friendly, they came really close to the boat and we saw some really tiny babies :) The babies of this species don't have any spots in their bodies, only when they get older, after 1 year old, they start to acquire the spots.


After this lovely moment, we went to the sperm whales. At first, we saw one close to our boat and there was also another one a bit farther away, in direction to Pico. Both of them dove and showed their tails, which means that they deep dove and they will spend quite a while underwater, the average time for the dive is around 40 minutes.


When we were waiting for them to come up to surface, we saw a big pod of common dolphins (Delphinus delphis), at least more than 100 animals, also with a lot of babies! At this time of the year is quite common to find babies since their reproduction period goes between June and September.


A few minutes after seeing the common dolphins, the sperm whales appear at the surface. First, we saw one, then another joined and another and another! We had 4 sperm whales right in front of our boat.



Thank you for joining us! Enjoy and share the photos from our expedition.


See you soon!


Spotted dolphins






Sperm whales



Common dolphins

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