• Sara Vieira

|22082020| Sei whales in HD

wow! What a morning!


We had a bit of wind this morning but nothing that would stop us to find animals!


Today we went to the north of #Faialisland where our spotter had seen some sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus). On our way to the area where the sperm whales were, we saw a big group of spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis).

The group of dolphins was feeding together with the cory's shearwater (Calonectris borealis).


After seeing the spotted dolphins we approached one sperm whale that had just surfaced. Some dolphins came with us to see the sperm whale!

The sperm whale was calm at the surface, recovering from the dive that just did! They will stay underwater, normally, 40 minutes, however, they can stay until 2 hours.

Then when the whale had rest enough it deep dove! Let's see if we already have this tail in our catalogue!


The spotter let us know that was a sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) nearby, so we went to see it! In the beginning, the whale was moving a bit fast but then the whale slows it down and stayed by our side. Since the water visibility was amazing we could see the entire body of the whale! Such an incredible moment!


Just a few minutes after we see another sei whale and then another one! It was another adult and a juvenile.


The juvenile was extremely curious about the boat, approaching the boat multiple times! It came so so close! These memories will always stay with us!


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


See you soon!


Sei whale


Juvenile sei whale





Sperm whale


Sperm whale and two spotted dolphins



Spotted dolphins


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