Sightings March 2017

Sightings March 2017

Those are the sightings reported in March 2017.

This month’s menu ūüėČ

  • In Galicia, bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) again. This time spotted from land very close to the mussel culture platforms (bateas) in R√≠a de Vigo.
  • Lots of turtles! All the identified ones were loggerhead (Caretta caretta).¬†Most of them sighted off Madeira-Porto Santo.
  • Risso’s dolphins¬†(Grampus griseus)¬†and Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis)¬†off Lanzarote.
  • A pod of four orcas¬†(Orcinus orca)¬†while sailing between the Canaries and the Caribbean.
  • Common dolphins¬†(Delphinus delphis)¬†while sailing between Lanzarote and Madeira, and between Madeira and Porto Santo.
  • Baleen whales travelling north, on the same route as common dolphins. We only saw the blow for one of them, and for the other a bit of head… think it was fin whale!
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Sightings March 2017

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Orcinus orca: 17.308688, -48.867188
Caretta caretta: 34.270836, -7.646484
Tursiops truncatus: 42.283913, -8.679886
Grampus griseus: 28.866925, -13.734283
Stenella frontalis: 32.907647, -16.440582
Turtle: 32.926860, -16.436691
Caretta caretta: 32.930318, -16.443558
Caretta caretta: 32.907262, -16.478577
Delphinus delphis: 32.861132, -16.538086
Tursiops truncatus: 32.794201, -16.562805
Tursiops truncatus: 32.686198, -16.697617
Caretta caretta: 32.639760, -16.696014
Turtle: 32.761102, -16.587525
Delphinus delphis: 29.506549, -14.553223
Baleen whale: 29.773914, -14.772949
Probably Balaenoptera physalus: 30.230595, -14.794922
Delphinus delphis: 29.954935, -14.802247
Delphinus delphis: 31.156408, -15.882569
Stenella frontalis: 28.631812, -17.705451

Claudio Morganti

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