16.06.2017 – Dolphins in front of Cabo Girão
Guests of both morning tours observed active Atlantic spotted dolphins at close range. The participants of the Stenella trip found besides this, also Common dolphins which were heading in an eastern direction. Thanks to our spotter Higino, we saw them in front of Cabo Girao. Which is THE landmark/emblem of the south-west coast, just a few kilometers behind Encumeada canyon. Cabo Girao is the second highest cliff and drops down at 580 m in the Ocean. The worlds highest dop off cliff into the sea exists at the Farörer Islands, Kap Enniberg with 754 m altitude.
by Astrid Haas
Sightings of the day:
09.00: Atlantic spotted dolphins, Sea-turtle, Portugese man of war
09.00: Atlantic spotted dolphins, Common dolphins, Sea-turtle, beaked whale (very short sighting)