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|20230512| Flat sea day with Bottlenose dolphins and Sperm whales!!



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On this fantastic morning, we saw a group of 6 sperm whales (๐˜—๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ด), including 1 calf and juvenile feeding), common dolphins (๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด), bottlenose dolphins (๐˜›๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ด) and a group of striped dolphins (๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข). Associated with the common dolphin group we observed some Cory's shearwaters (๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด) and some common tern (๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ). On our way back, some Portuguese Man O'War (๐˜—๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด) were observed 1 mile from the Morro de Castelo Branco.


In the afternoon we were able to observe sperm whales (๐˜—๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ด) that were hiding, and it took us 1h:30 min and 20km offshore, but finally, we found them and they were everywhere! A group of over 17 whales also diving at a time. A pod of about 50 bottlenose dolphins (๐˜›๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ด) socializing made the evening end in perfection. More images were collected for the catalogs and to study their social ecology!


What a great day!




Morning:

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Afternoon:


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