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Sperm whale archivos - Sail & Whale

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 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!!

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 received in June 2017

During the month of June we have received a lot of sightings! Some of them were made by one of our partners while crossing the Atlantic. They were registered in previous months, so we put them in blue. But we have as well some animals spotted in June, sailing towards the Azores, in Galicia and off Brasil. You can find them on the map with the pink markers.

The species sighted this time are:

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella sp.)

Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)

Unidentified dolphins


Keep on “NETWORKING”! 

Sigthings received in June 2017

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Dolphins: 26.086388, -16.270752
Megaptera novaeangliae: 21.739091, -19.204102
Dolphins: 23.765237, -18.171387
Caretta caretta: 12.983148, -20.434570
Caretta caretta: 14.264383, -20.280762
Caretta caretta: 14.264383, -19.160156
Unidentified dolphins: 3.776559, -24.960937
Physeter macrocephalus: 2.986927, -31.464844
Stenella sp.: -3.162456, -26.015625
Tursiops truncatus: 42.264606, -8.706665
Balaenoptera physalus: 37.343959, -25.268555
Megaptera novaeangliae: 36.954282, -24.653320
Physeter macrocephalus: 37.339592, -25.543213
Megaptera novaeangliae: -23.786601, -45.166168


Sightings February 2017

Have a look at the sightings reported in February 2017.

Thanks to all our partners we recorded:

  • Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Canary Islands (Spain) at in Galicia (Spain).
  • Possibly a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) sailing between the Canaries and Cape Verde.
  • Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) NE Fuerteventura  (Canary Islands).
  • Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) with common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) sighted on a trip between southern Spain and the Canary Islands.
Sightings February 2017

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Balaenoptera physalus: 28.647210, -14.298706
Tursiops truncatus: 42.236906, -8.797646
Tursiops truncatus : 42.205888, -8.788719
Unidentified dolphins: 28.013801, -17.402344
Unidentified dolphins: 24.387127, -17.116699
Unidentified dolphin: 26.293415, -16.149902
Megaptera novaeangliae: 24.587090, -19.489746
Delphinus delphis & Physeter macrocephalus: 34.633208, -7.954102
Tursiops truncatus: 42.574827, -8.916092




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