02.03.2016 – Northern gannet all day long
Today on board Stenella at sea, while “Ribeira Brava” is getting the final attention and loving care on dry dock by our maintenance department, while observing a group of Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) we had, occasionally, the company, by air, of some specimens of Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) following the group of dolphins. In the afternoon trip we saw again Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis), and had the privilege to witness, the same birds as before, hunting fish together with the dolphins and the Cory’s Shearwater (Calonectris borealis). This seabird has a spectacular technical ability for catching their prey, reaching speeds up to 100km, from the air and entering the water up to 5 meters deep, in order to catch their prey. Very acrobatic and powerful seabirds.
by Daniel Jardim
10.00: Common dolphins, Pilot whales and Bottlenose dolphins
15.00: Common dolphins and a Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Carreta caretta)