Sightings June 2018

Here you can have a look at the sightings received during June 2018.

This month our map is bigger! From Ushuaia up to the Cantabric Sea, Galicia (NW Spain), the Canaries, the Azores and also the Mediterranean 🙂 . We are extremely thankful to all of you who contribute somehow to Sail & Whale. Every little drop helps!

From the Mediterranean we have received several sightings of dolphins (bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins) and a loggerhead turtle recorded from a fishing boat.

In Galicia (NW Spain), two summer sunsets with bottlenose dolphins.

In the Canaries, bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins while sailing off Las Palmas, and again loggerhead turtles in Lanzarote. We have received several sightings of loggerhead turtles in the south of Lanzarote lately, around a quite limited area. We’ll keep you updated!

In the Azores, the inter-island ferry was a great opportunity to see sperm whales, Atlantic spotted dolphins, common dolphins, and a Sowerby’s beaked whale! Beaked whales have been seen also sailing between Terceira and São Miguel. Those islands are a paradise for cetaceans 😉

Four baleen whales have been sighted by the SY/ Roller Coaster when sailing between UK and Galicia. And although the species were not confirmed, the four whales were moving northwards. Interesting eh? Travelling N looking for a nice feeding ground to spend the summer? Let’s keep on contributing to learn more about whales life with our project. Keep up the good work!

Species sighted in June: common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins, striped dolphins, sperm whales, humpback whale and Sowerby’s beaked whale.

You will find in blue sightings made in June, and in yellow the ones recorded in May. Zoom in to approach and find out the species and date on each marker 😉

Sightings June 2018

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Baleen whale: 46.134170, -7.470703
Baleen whale: 45.644768, -7.954102
Baleen whale: 45.243953, -8.261719
Baleen whale: 45.135555, -8.415527
Tursiops truncatus: 39.039170, 1.006622
Tursiops truncatus: 38.268376, 0.098877
Unidentified dolphins: 38.351854, 0.065918
Caretta caretta: 28.856946, -13.817432
Tursiops truncatus: 28.119227, -15.350647
Stenella frontalis: 28.145185, -15.382576
Caretta caretta: 38.349128, 0.774536
Stenella coeruleoalba: 38.048091, 0.052185
Tursiops truncatus: 38.017229, 0.118103
Megaptera novaeangliae: -54.842222, -68.205872
Caretta caretta: 28.853750, -13.823204
Physeter macrocephalus: 38.052417, -26.174927
Mesoplodon bidens: 37.901949, -25.854950
Stenella frontalis: 38.138877, -26.235352
Physeter macrocephalus: 37.946363, -25.927734
Physeter macrocephalus: 37.920224, -25.883102
Stenella frontalis: 38.860028, -27.318192
Delphinus delphis: 38.773358, -28.273315
Beaked whales: 38.232719, -26.449585
Tursiops truncatus: 42.181405, -8.814340

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

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 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

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 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.


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 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!!

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