Whale Watching

A Whale of an Expedition

Biosphere Expeditions completed a very successful expedition for 17th year. 9 different species of whales & dolphin were observed between the 20th March – 20th April. These sightings included the largest animal on the planet, the blue whale. We also had a few humpback and fin whales as well as several sei whales. There were…

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Oh Boy!!

Male sperm whales are impressive on every level. They are huge, reaching up to 18m and 60t while the females only reach around 12m and 17t. In the Azores, we generally see groups of females, juveniles and calves, but occasionally a large male like this one makes an appearance. Male sperm whales leave their family…

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Humpback whales lost & found

The weather was not looking very good, the lookouts were not optimistic. The clients were hopeful and when the word came that a humpback whale had been seen in an area calm enough to get to, everyone sprang into action. Boats made their way to the North of Faial, only to find that the humpback…

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The Best Time to Observe Sperm Whales in the Azores

The Azores archipelago is known for its rich biodiversity, particularly its thriving population of sperm whales. These majestic creatures can be seen in the waters surrounding the islands year-round. Sperm whales are the largest toothed whales on the planet and males can grow up to 18 meters in length. They are famous for their distinctive…

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