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 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 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 January 2018

Four sightings were reported in January, and again very interesting ones!! This month we have received a sighting of a group of dolphins in the Caribbean. For our partner it was the first time he saw this species, but the description he gave was so accurate, that we perfectly understood they were spinner dolphins. The first sighting of this species for Sail & Whale!! Also a whale, probably a sperm whale has been reported from the Caribbean. Bottlenose dolphins were sighted in Galicia (NW Spain), again by a member of a rowing club; and a very nice pod, as well of bottlenose, very close to land in Cataluña (NE Spain).

Thanks a lot for your contribution!!

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Sightings January 2018

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Tursiops truncatus: 41.456622, 2.279663
Probably Stenella longirostris: 11.700652, -61.221313
Tursiops truncatus: 42.240465, -8.793182
Physeter macrocephalus?: 12.275599, -61.765137

Sightings

Sightings December 2017

And last sightings of 2017! Amazing year because of you all!!

During December 2017 we have received sightings from several parts of the Atlantic.  Sadly, one of the sightings was a pilot whale stranded in Lanzarote. All the group came along before this animal finally arrived on land. But some other happier sightings were reported! Some common dolphins while sailing around the Canaries. A visit of 20 pilot whales while sailing from Cape Verde to the other side of the Atlantic. A caribbean welcome with Risso’s dolphins to one of our partners after his Transatlantic crossing. And Christmas lunch for bottlenose dolphins spotted while on a diving trip or rowing in the Galician Rias.

Great to spent December out at sea!!

White sighting made in August.

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Sightings December 2017

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Delphinus delphis: 25.739361, -17.158127
Delphinus delphis: 23.703707, -19.772873
Delphinus delphis: 28.847831, -13.797369
Globicephala macrorhynchus: 14.562318, -31.420898
Grampus griseus: 11.983129, -59.038010
Tursiops truncatus: 42.174345, -8.817215
Tursiops truncatus: 42.239194, -8.790779
Tursiops truncatus: 42.584939, -8.919868
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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

Sightings

Sightings September 2017

This month we focused on Galicia. We have received two sightings of bottlenose dolphins, and even not directly reported to Sail&Whale, journals and newspapers have shown two amazing sightings in the area: two blue whales! They are not frequently sighted around this area, but for sure those sightings will provide new clues to better understaind their migration routes!

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Sigthing September 2017

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Balaenoptera musculus: 42.772219, -9.209290
Balaenoptera musculus: 42.334184, -9.238129
Tursiops truncatus: 42.219365, -8.809662
Tursiops truncatus: 42.243260, -8.834381