Tag: Baleen whale

Sightings

Sightings March 2017

Those are the sightings reported in March 2017.

This month’s menu 😉

  • In Galicia, bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) again. This time spotted from land very close to the mussel culture platforms (bateas) in Ría 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
Sightings

Sightings December 2016

Here you can see sightings done last month: December 2016.

  • Rías Baixas (Galicia, Spain): bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
  • Lanzarote (Canaries, Spain): Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris), striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba), bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) Atlantic Spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) .
  • Cape Verde: unidentified baleen whale and pilot whale (Globicephala m.).

 

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Sightings December 2016

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Tursiops truncatus: 42.498305, -8.859744
Tursiops truncatus: 42.295493, -8.821818
Tursiops truncatus: 42.240592, -8.825283
Mesoplodon densirostris: 28.849786, -13.666992
Steno bredanensis: 28.829335, -13.829041
Stenella coeruleoalba: 28.795945, -13.679352
Tursiops truncatus: 28.817605, -13.890839
Stenella frontalis: 28.861513, -13.667679
Stenella frontalis: 28.841065, -13.738403
Baleen: 16.841348, -24.749451
Globicephala m.: 16.299051, -24.197388

Wishing you fair winds and following seas for the next year 2017.

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