Sightings

Sightings May 2018

You don’t really need a boat to see whales or dolphins.. or turtles too! This month we have received some sightings spotted from land in Lanzarote, Canary Islands: a baleen whale heading to Fuerteventura, a turtle swimming very (very!) close to the shore, and a big group of dolphins feeding spotted by our partners Ocean Conservation from the marina. Thank you!

Furthermore, sailing towards Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) one of our partners have seen bottlenose dolphins bowriding his sailboat.

Once again, nautic sports in Galicia (NW Spain) becomes a great source 🙂 This month, Club de Remo Puebla gave us another sighting of three bottlenose dolphins in the harbour. And during the rowing competition “Territorial Norte de Trainerillas” organized by Club de Remo Cabo da Cruz, at least one more bottlenose was around. While coming back from a diving trip, Atlantis Buceo saw one big group of bottlenose dolphins in Ria de Vigo.

And do you remember Viking Explorers?? Fifteen sailboats sailing across the Atlantic organized by 8 Islas and recording whales and dolphins on their way. They have send us their sightings.. dolphins all over! Have a look!

Species sighted this month: bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, Atlantic spotted dolphins, turtle, baleen whale

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Sightings May 2018

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Turtle: 28.855377, -13.810576
Baleen whale: 28.857585, -13.921051
Tursiops truncatus: 42.604617, -8.931499
Tursiops truncatus: 42.606927, -8.892059
Dolphins: 26.588527, -15.281982
Globicephala macrorhynchus: 26.096255, -15.567627
Globicephala macrorhynchus: 26.017298, -16.215820
Probably Stenella frontalis: 16.613822, -25.664063
Dolphins: 16.636192, -43.945313
Dolphins: 13.997370, -39.594727
Dolphins: 25.958045, -24.960937
Dolphins: 15.326572, -52.822266
Dolphins: 14.306969, -56.513672
Dolphins: 28.896496, -13.702698
Tursiops truncatus: 28.149120, -15.356483

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Sightings April 2018

Here you can see the sightings received during April 2018.

Nautical activities in Galicia are providing us some good sightings last months! Sailing of course, but diving and kayaking, and this month, rowing! Girls from Club de Remo Puebla have seen bottlenose dolphins very close to the shore inside the harbour while training in A Pobra, and during three rowing competitions: one organized by Club de Remo Mecos in A Lanzada; the second organized by Club de Remo Rianxo; and the last during the Rowing Spanish Championship organized by Sociedade Deportiva Samertolameu. Dolphins while rowing!!

One of our Azorean partners, Pure Sail, has seen common dolphins while sailing around the archipelago.

Do you know where blue whales are right now??? Some of them are passing by the Azores during spring. And one of our partners has seen it close to the Azores after 19 days of sailing from the Caribbean. Amazing sighting!!

We have received also a fin whale sighted in February by People Of Hope sailing off Mauritania.

And apart from these, we have received a lot of sightings of the last months made by our new partner Picarus Sailing Club around Tenerife (Canary Islands). They have seen pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins. Check the map here.

Species of this month: bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, fin whale, blue whale, pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins

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Sightings April 2018

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Tursiops truncatus: 42.607179, -8.932829
Balaenoptera physalus: 18.307270, -17.380371
Tursiops truncatus: 42.456694, -8.916521
Delphinus delphis: 38.120445, -26.845093
Tursiops truncatus: 42.650437, -8.823009
Balaenoptera musculus: 38.595139, -30.322266
Tursiops truncatus: 42.282190, -8.718982

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Sightings received in October 2017

Sightings received this month has been amazing! How proud we are of our partners and all the people who have joined the project. With this map we can easily realize that there are no frontiers in the ocean. Our project is growing step by step!

We’ve received sightings recorded during a sailing trip through the south Atlantic to Madagascar (sent by our partners Apprentis Nomades), and also sightings reported by researchers of San Diego (California), and Galicia (NW Spain). So.. three oceans! Please, zoom in and you’ll be surprised!

Species sighted:

  • Atlantic Ocean: bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins, common dolphins
  • Pacific Ocean: humpback whales, dolphins
  • Indian Ocean: humpback whale, Indo Pacific humpback dolphin, green turtle, hawksbill turtle

(Although all the sightings of this map have been reported during October, some have been made as well in the previous month. We show each month sightings with a different marker color)

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Sightings received in October 2017

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Unidentified dolphin: 32.865746, -117.270813
Megaptera novaeangliae: 32.810362, -117.372437
Megaptera novaeangliae: 32.833443, -117.333984
Megaptera novaeangliae: 32.857672, -117.287979
Tursiops truncatus: 42.208176, -8.822021
Unidentified dolphins: -12.554564, 47.460938
Delphinus delphis: -12.039321, 46.845703
Delphinus delphis: -32.842674, -16.523438
Stenella frontalis: -34.161818, 17.050781
Sousa chinensis: -12.211180, 46.054687
Megaptera novaeangliae: -11.092166, 46.230469
Eretmochelys imbricata: -11.824341, 47.109375
Sousa chinensis: -11.221510, 46.889648
Sousa chinensis: -10.444598, 46.713867
Chelonia mydas: -11.178402, 47.636719
Chelonia mydas: -11.178402, 47.373047
Eretmochelys imbricata: -10.617418, 47.241211
Chelonia mydas: -10.314919, 47.988281
Sousa chinensis: -11.781325, 47.636719
Chelonia mydas: -11.523088, 49.570313
Chelonia mydas: -11.005904, 47.241211
Sousa chinensis: -10.055403, 47.680664
Sousa chinensis: -12.039321, 51.503906
Sousa chinensis: -10.401378, 47.900391
Megaptera novaeangliae: -10.574222, 47.724609
Sousa chinensis: -10.919618, 48.779297
Megaptera novaeangliae: -11.609193, 48.032227
Megaptera novaeangliae: -10.833306, 49.218750
Megaptera novaeangliae: -10.660608, 48.339844

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Sightings August 2017

This month we received Risso’s dolphins in Galicia! Another sightings as well has been made in the Mediterranean: bottlenose dolphins. Furthermore, Bryde’s whale and Atlantic spotted dolphins off Azores. Very well identified with photos and videos 😉 Keep tuned to see them soon!

 

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Sightings August 2017

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Grampus griseus: 42.774582, -9.047284
Stenella frontalis: 37.582677, -25.453949
Balaenoptera edeni: 37.587575, -25.431290
Stenella frontalis: 38.599700, -28.333740
Tursiops truncatus: 37.701207, -0.241699
Unidentified dolphins: 37.263124, -24.870300

 

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Sightings received in June 2017

During the month of June we have received a lot of sightings! Some of them were made by one of our partners while crossing the Atlantic. They were registered in previous months, so we put them in blue. But we have as well some animals spotted in June, sailing towards the Azores, in Galicia and off Brasil. You can find them on the map with the pink markers.

The species sighted this time are:

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella sp.)

Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)

Unidentified dolphins

 

Keep on “NETWORKING”! 

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Sigthings received in June 2017

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Dolphins: 26.086388, -16.270752
Megaptera novaeangliae: 21.739091, -19.204102
Dolphins: 23.765237, -18.171387
Caretta caretta: 12.983148, -20.434570
Caretta caretta: 14.264383, -20.280762
Caretta caretta: 14.264383, -19.160156
Unidentified dolphins: 3.776559, -24.960937
Physeter macrocephalus: 2.986927, -31.464844
Stenella sp.: -3.162456, -26.015625
Tursiops truncatus: 42.264606, -8.706665
Balaenoptera physalus: 37.343959, -25.268555
Megaptera novaeangliae: 36.954282, -24.653320
Physeter macrocephalus: 37.339592, -25.543213
Megaptera novaeangliae: -23.786601, -45.166168

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Sightings received in April 2017

This month we have received several sightings made during February, March and April. We’ve put them all together in the same map, as most of them were done along a sailing trip between Cabo Verde and Cape Town.

The species reported were:

Dolphins. Several groups even it was not possible to identify the species.

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) reported in the Canaries.

Pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus). Very curious ones! They were spy-hopping 🙂

Killer whale (Orcinus orca). A mother with a calve!

Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontallis).

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Sightings received in April 2017

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Tursiops truncatus: 27.989248, -16.596222
Dolphins: 8.819939, -23.752441
Dolphins: -1.054628, -22.500000
Globicephala melas: -4.302591, -23.115234
Dolphins: -0.703107, -26.015625
Stenella frontalis: -5.266008, -15.556641
Dolphins: 1.406109, -24.433594
Orcinus orca: -4.302591, -27.817383
Caretta caretta: -34.016242, -14.414062
Dolphins: -35.173808, -7.910156
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Sightings November 2016

Here you can find sightings done in November 2016.

Some of them were done during sailtrips around the Macaronesia, sailing between Azores, Madeira, the Canaries, Cape Verde and Senegal. Some others come directly from the coast of Lanzarote (Canary Islands).

Without any doubt, November is a very interesting month for transatlantic sailors!

 

SIGHTED SPECIES

Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis)

Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus)

Pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)

Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)

Bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera edeni)

Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

Unidentified dolphins.

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Sightings November 2016

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Physeter macrocephalus: 34.307144, -21.357422
Stenella frontalis: 33.870416, -17.270508
Stenella frontalis: 26.175159, -16.270752
Stenella frontalis: 23.322080, -19.379883
dolphins: 14.179186, -16.920319
dolphins: 16.457159, -21.247559
Physeter macrocephalus: 16.930705, -22.802124
Stenella frontalis: 28.828433, -13.940277
Balaenoptera edeni: 28.826628, -13.901825
Mesoplodon densirostris: 28.845877, -13.913498
Stenella frontalis: 28.852492, -13.925858
Balaenoptera edeni: 28.825425, -13.742523
Globicephala macrorhynchus: 28.803165, -13.725357
Stenella frontalis: 28.788122, -13.709564
Tursiops truncatus: 28.810987, -13.735657
Mesoplodon densirostris: 28.842268, -13.683472
Grampus griseus: 28.880153, -13.684845
Grampus griseus: 28.835651, -13.747330
Stenella coeruleoalba: 28.878350, -13.662872