Whales & dolphins visiting Madeira in August 2017

August started very windy, specially on the tips of the island and at the airport where a lot of flights could not land and were diverged to other airports. Luckily cetaceans are underwater and so the wind does not affect them much! However it does affect the whale-watching trips and the chances to spot sea mammals on such difficult sea conditions...

Week 32: From 14th to 20th of August 2017
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus
Short-beaked Common dolphin Delphinus delphis
Atlantic spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis
Striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba
Blainville's beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris

Week 31: From 7th to 13th of August 2017
Atlantic spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis
Short-beaked Common dolphin Delphinus delphis
Common Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Short-finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni

Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni

Week 30: From 31st of July to 6th of August 2017
Sei whale Balaenoptera edeni
Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus
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
Blainville's beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris

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