first encounter with a whale!
traveling fast through the waves but always staying close to the surface so we
could track its footprints and see it every time it surfaced.
further offshore we had sperm whales to see. First, we were delighted to see the
famous “Mr Liable” who is a big male sperm whale that we know very
well here in São Miguel.
different times at the surface. In between we also saw a female sperm whale who
turned out to be “Whitehead”, a whale that belongs to a group that we have been seeing here the past week.
group of at least 100 bottlenose dolphins to see. They were very active and we
could see a lot of high jumps from these social dolphins.
Mr. Liable, our famous male, showed us his tail three times in a row and in between we met a big group of common dolphins foraging together with Cory’s Shearwaters.
The big swarm of fish which they were going after was several times approaching our boat to look for some shelter and we could see everything very clearly through the deep blue water.