Dolphin & whale watching around Madeira - July 2021

July, as a summer month and with sea temperature around Madeira above 22ºC, normally attracts several species of cetaceans. Although the wind was blowing stronger than usual in the first 2 weeks these are the species that were spotted around the island:

Week 29: From 19th to 25th July 2021
Atlantic spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis
Common Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Short-finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
Blainville's beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris
Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus

Week 28: From 12th to 18th July 2021
Fin whale Balaenoptera physalus
Humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae
Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni
Blainville's beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris
Short-finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
Common Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis
Atlantic spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis
Striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus

Week 27: From 5th to 11th July 2021
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus
Cuvier's beaked whale Ziphius cavirostris
Short-finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
Common Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Atlantic spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis
Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni

Atlantic spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis

Week 26: From 28th June to 4th July 2021
Fin whale Balaenoptera physalus
Humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae
Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni
Blainville's beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris
Short-finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
Common Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis
Atlantic spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis
Striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba

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