dolphin watching

Which type of pilot whale am I watching??

Two types of pilot whales There are 2 types of pilot whale: the long-fin pilot whales usually reside in colder northern waters such as Norway, Iceland or Canada and there is also a population in the Mediterranean; while the short-fin pilot whales prefer warmer waters, such as the Canary Islands. In the Azores, we can…

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Orcas! Oh my!!

Orcas, also known as killer whales, are not very frequent visitors to the Azores, but when they do appear, the excitement is palpable. These iconic animals are the largest member of the dolphin family, reaching up to 10m. With their striking black and white coloration and the impressive dorsal fins of the males, orcas are…

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Look who’s here!!

    Spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis, are one of our most common sightings in the Azores. They are an oceanic dolphin, spending most of their lives away from shores, but with our deep waters close to the coast, they are a regular sighting. But usually, they arrive towards the end of June or the beginning…

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