|09-06-2019| More sperm whales in the South of Faial Island, but this time with Risso's dolphins
The first that we saw hen we arrived at the South of Faial island was the blow of the Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) that the lookout had spotted.
We spent the morning from one Sperm whale to the other as we were in the middle of the pod that has been around the area for almost a week.
The animals were diving so we had to do a bit of "whale waiting" too. But we could see at least 7 different animals.
We also saw a pod of the resident Risso's dolphins (Grampus griseus) socializing.
Some of the dolphins had a very white skin color caused by the scars of the interactions between the pod.
But Sperm whales were still comming to the surface. So we moved back to them to see a trio with synchronized fluking.
Other Sperm whale was going towards Horta and it gave us this amazing view while diving.