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

Sightings

Sightings March 2018

Have a look at the sightings received this month: March 2018.

A lot of whales and dolphins around the Canaries! Our partners Lava Charter have been sailing around between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.. with sperm whales and dolphins!!

In Galicia (NW Spain), a curious group of bottlenose dolphins has been sighted by a group of kids on a school trip doing nautical activities with Turnauga Turismo Activo. It was the first time for them to see wild dolphins so close to them!! Huge smiles in all their faces in the first spring day of the year.

One of our new upcoming partners (keep tuned to know more!) have reported a fin whale observed while sailing between the Azores and Madeira last November.

And, although a sad record, a stranded fin whale was found in Catalunya (NE Spain).

Species reported this month: bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, sperm whale, fin whale.

 

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Sightings March 2018

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Unidentified dolphins: 28.474727, -13.693085
Physeter macrocephalus: 29.080176, -13.348389
Unidentified baleen: 28.033198, -14.018555
Delphinus delphis: 28.712270, -13.761749
Unidentified dolphins: 28.304381, -13.763123
Balaenoptera physalus: 35.924645, -22.763672
Tursiops truncatus: 42.636421, -8.807344
Sightings

Sightings February 2018

February brought us bottlenose dolphins in Galicia (NW Spain) and in the Canary islands.

In Galicia we have two sightings: a big group of around 40 animals while on a weekend sailing in Ria de Vigoand other group of 15 bottlenose under a beautiful sunset as well from Vigo.

In the Canaries, several groups of young bottlenose were sighted bowriding some of the eleven boats that joined the Charter Week Canary Islands 2018, organized by our partner Lava Charter and Blue Charter – YachtCharter weltweit.

Such a great feeling to sail surrounded by dolphins!!

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Sightings February 2018

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Tursiops truncatus: 42.261684, -8.726234
Tursiops truncatus: 27.868217, -17.476501
Tursiops truncatus: 27.828146, -17.708588
Tursiops truncatus: 42.232140, -8.767433

 

Sightings

Sightings November 2017

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??

Sighted species:

Pilot whales (Globicephala sp.), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus),

probably minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) and unidentified odontocete.

 

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Sightings November 2017

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Globicephala sp: 27.994401, -16.929932
Globicephala sp: 32.583849, -15.227051
Tursiops truncatus: 38.685510, -10.019531
Unidentified species of big odontocetes: 31.952162, -123.750000
Probably Balaenoptera acutorostrata: 28.909752, -13.666801

 

Sightings

Sightings July 2017

Once again, some new drops have arrived during July 2017. This time we have two different species sighted: bottlenose dolphins and Gervais beake whale (not an easy one!!). And our first sighting in the Mediterranean!!

So happy to keep on working, slowly but solid!

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Sightings July 2017

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Mesoplodon europaeus: 29.489816, -13.746643
Tursiops truncatus: 42.249868, -8.774300
Tursiops truncatus: 39.006379, 1.985779

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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
Sightings

Sightings February 2017

Have a look at the sightings reported in February 2017.

Thanks to all our partners we recorded:

  • Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Canary Islands (Spain) at in Galicia (Spain).
  • Possibly a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) sailing between the Canaries and Cape Verde.
  • Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) NE Fuerteventura  (Canary Islands).
  • Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) with common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) sighted on a trip between southern Spain and the Canary Islands.
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Sightings February 2017

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Balaenoptera physalus: 28.647210, -14.298706
Tursiops truncatus: 42.236906, -8.797646
Tursiops truncatus : 42.205888, -8.788719
Unidentified dolphins: 28.013801, -17.402344
Unidentified dolphins: 24.387127, -17.116699
Unidentified dolphin: 26.293415, -16.149902
Megaptera novaeangliae: 24.587090, -19.489746
Delphinus delphis & Physeter macrocephalus: 34.633208, -7.954102
Tursiops truncatus: 42.574827, -8.916092