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!
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
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
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
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