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31.05.2017 – Hungry dolphins

31.05.2017 – Hungry dolphins

The last day of the month offered us again great sightings of several dolphin species. On the morning tours, a huge school of Atlantic spotted dolphins were very active with feeding and together with that performing also high jumps. Probably in order to concentrate their (fish) prey. Later Carlos lead us to a school of the rather shy Risso’s dolphins. They were slow travel/diving, maybe already finished an early breakfast. Also on our afternoon tours we saw schools of dolphins feeding again. If there is fish around, there are also marine mammals and of course marine birds like the Cory’s shearwater. Sometimes they lead us, humans, the way to the dolphins.

by Astrid Haas

Sightings of the day:

Ribeira Brava
10.00: Atlantic spotted dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Loggerhead sea-turtle
14.30: Atlantic spotted dolphins, Common dolphins, Loggerhead sea-turtle

Stenella
10.00: Atlantic spotted dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Loggerhead sea-turtle
15.00: Atlantic spotted dolphins, Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins and a Blainville Beaked Whale

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