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.

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

Sightings August 2017

This month we received Risso’s dolphins in Galicia! Another sightings as well has been made in the Mediterranean: bottlenose dolphins. Furthermore, Bryde’s whale and Atlantic spotted dolphins off Azores. Very well identified with photos and videos 😉 Keep tuned to see them soon!


Sightings August 2017

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Grampus griseus: 42.774582, -9.047284
Stenella frontalis: 37.582677, -25.453949
Balaenoptera edeni: 37.587575, -25.431290
Stenella frontalis: 38.599700, -28.333740
Tursiops truncatus: 37.701207, -0.241699
Unidentified dolphins: 37.263124, -24.870300



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!
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

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!



Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis)

Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus)

Pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)

Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)

Bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera edeni)

Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

Unidentified dolphins.

Sightings November 2016

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Physeter macrocephalus: 34.307144, -21.357422
Stenella frontalis: 33.870416, -17.270508
Stenella frontalis: 26.175159, -16.270752
Stenella frontalis: 23.322080, -19.379883
dolphins: 14.179186, -16.920319
dolphins: 16.457159, -21.247559
Physeter macrocephalus: 16.930705, -22.802124
Stenella frontalis: 28.828433, -13.940277
Balaenoptera edeni: 28.826628, -13.901825
Mesoplodon densirostris: 28.845877, -13.913498
Stenella frontalis: 28.852492, -13.925858
Balaenoptera edeni: 28.825425, -13.742523
Globicephala macrorhynchus: 28.803165, -13.725357
Stenella frontalis: 28.788122, -13.709564
Tursiops truncatus: 28.810987, -13.735657
Mesoplodon densirostris: 28.842268, -13.683472
Grampus griseus: 28.880153, -13.684845
Grampus griseus: 28.835651, -13.747330
Stenella coeruleoalba: 28.878350, -13.662872