Tag: Lanzarote

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

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

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

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) y Atlantic Spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) . Cape Verde: unidentified baleen whale and pilot whale (Globicephala m.).   Wishing you fair winds and following seas for the next year 2017. Thanks everyone