|10-06-2019| 5 different species of cetaceans in the Azores
The first animals we could spot thanks to the lookouts was a mixed pod of Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) with Stripped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba).
The pod was composed by over 100 individuals.
Some of the dolphins came near the boat.
And some others jumped, showing their entire bodies.
We changed direction in order to see a bigger species: Sei whales (Balaenoptera borealis), that are crossing the Azores towards the Northwest Atlantic.
There were two animals.
After some blows we left the animals because there were more species to see: Risso's dolphins (Grampus griseus).
While we were with the Risso's, 2 Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) came to the surface so we moved towards them.
We also found a Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).
Unfortunately, we also found garbage.
We waited a bit more before going back to Horta so we could see one last Sperm whale.
We saw its fluke and then we left the area on our way back to the harbor.