Throughout our latest’s whale watching trips from Pico Island, both some of the resident as well as the summer migrant species have been present… and as a plus… Sei whales.
Though, Sei whale’s migration tends to be done later when compared with the other baleens sighted in our waters, as the Blue and the Fin Whales (Anon., 1997). In our latest sighting of a Sei whale, the individual was solitarily slowly travelling west, surfacing calmly next to our boat. This species is the third biggest mammal in our Earth and can be found in every ocean basin!
huge bait balls with the small schooling fish typical from the season
and making the delights of the Cory’s shearwaters – that dominate both
the aerial and the aquatic habitats!
(1997). Report of the Special Meeting of the Scientifi Committee of the
Sei and Bryde’s Whales. Rep. Int. Whal. Commn (Special issue) 1, 1–150.