Sightings

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

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 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

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
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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