Whales watched.

The whales behaved very prettily – a group of Long-finned Pilot Whales came over and swam around the boat so we could see them. Also Common Dolphin and Striped Dolphin. They saw the first Sperm Whale of the season yesterday, apparently, but no such luck for us.

Also saw what I’m pretty sure must have been a pair of Balearic Shearwaters – the proportions seem wrong for Cory’s and the pale underside wasn’t that striking – but not being familiar with either species and only seeing them fleetingly, I don’t know if I can count it.

2 Comments

  1. Howard
    22 April 2006 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    Glad you get to see some whales. Too bad about the Sperm whales, but maybe next time. Sounds like you’re having a great time. enjoy.

  2. Harry
    22 April 2006 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    As far as I can tell, pilot whales are really what they show you; Sperm Whale, Orca and Fin Whale are held up as bait, but you only have something like a 1 in 20 shot at seeing them, whereas the pilot whales are there every day. But then, where would be the fun in wildlife watching if everything was guaranteed?

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