In a good mood, we went out with our guests this morning. To the west it looked sunny and summery, but in the south there were rain events over the sea. Nonetheless, everyone was hopeful. But after, to our regret, it started to dribble and then to rain heavily, we had to turn off and went back to the marina. Our guests were still in a good mood.
In the afternoon, the sun was shining, and the sea looked as if no water could cloud it. That’s how it is on islands and on the sea. The weather can change quickly.
First we encountered a beautiful Portuguese man-o-war (Physalia physalis), which belongs to the physalia genus, which is classified as a Siphonophorae. They lead an interesting communal life, in which each polyp strain has its own task.
The Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) were active and playful. They delighted our guests with double leaps, albeit from a distance. In two different situations, we could observe feeding situations. What do they like to eat? Small fish, cephalopods and invertebrates are on their menu.
By Fatima Kutzschbach
Sightings of the day
10:00 Canceled due to weather conditions
14:30 Atlantic spotted dolphins
10:00 Atlantic spotted dolphins
15:00 Atlantic spotted dolphins