Today we had a guest on board who was on Ribeira Brava 15 years ago. He also experienced the first team of Ribeira Brava, Rafa, as a captain and Claudia as guide. He looked for the boat for a long time and today there was a reunion.
On our morning tour we had to go far out to meet a school of the Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis). They were active in many sub-groups. Some animals socialised, others mated or surfed in the bow of the fishing boat. The atmosphere was almost like on a sunny summer day in the swimming pools, everyone was splashing around.
Even in the afternoon it was a long way out. Our spotter had a good view of the distance. He discovered something huge for us, a Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis). However, this baleen whale was reserved. The Atlantic spotted dolphins, however, not at all, they were once again interactive.
By Fatima Kutzschbach
Sightings of the day
10:00 Atlantic spotted dolphins
15:00 Sei whale, Atlantic spotted dolphins