During November several species have been reported. November is the time of the year when lots of sailboats prepare to cross the ocean through low latitudes following the Alisios, the trade winds. Usually they set sail in the Canaries to arrive after two-three weeks of wind and sea to the Caribbean. At least till mid January, these adventurous sailors will be leaving the Canaries, some of them stopping at Cape Verde, and some others sailing directly to “the other side”.
Our sightings this time were made sailing between Madeira and the Canaries, leaving the Canaries to cross the Atlantic, and from Cascais heading to the Azores. We don’t want to forget neither one sighting made in the Pacific from the coast around San Diego (California). And one surprising baleen whale (probably minke whale) which appeared last May close to a diver while doing decompression in the Canaries.. How amazing this could be??
Pilot whales (Globicephala sp.), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus),
probably minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) and unidentified odontocete.