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11.07.2016 – Pocket- Dolphins

11.07.2016 – Pocket- Dolphins

One trip – two guides; one situation – two impressions!

Today there was something to see! Yes! Most of the time we have something to see but today one situation impressed both guides very much. We will describe it from different point of views. What are “pocket – dolphins”? Tiny, little calves, some still have the stripes they gain shortly after being born. They appear so little, almost fitting in a pocket. This touches the heart!

by Fatima Kutzschbach

What a wonderful tour today! Not one, but two baby dolphins in one pod. They were swimming very closely beside their mothers, from whom they learn everything they need to know later in life. They looked at us, looked at their moms, and then decided to show us their true playful nature… spurting away, turning very quickly, jumping out of the water and even breaching. Wow! These little ones were having the times of their lives. And looking at them, so did we!

In the afternoon, we had a very special tour…. We were observing Pilot whales, when Atlantic spotted dolphins decided to join us too, and not much later, even Bottlenose dolphins joined the fun. Three species around our boat! Wow!

by Judith Kok

Todays sightings:

Ribeira Brava:

09.00: Common dolphins, Atlantic Spotted dolphins

13.30: Atlantic Spotted dolphins, Pilot whales, Bottlenose dolphins

Stenella:

09.00: Common dolphins, Atlantic Spotted dolphins

12.00: Atlantic Spotted dolphins, Pilot whales, Bottlenose dolphins

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