Northern Bottlenosed Whales in Skjálfandi
For the last week or so we have spotted two northern bottlenosed whales in many of our tours. These whales are rarely seen in inlets and bays, preferring deeper waters. No other whale species, except sperm whales, dives as deep as the northern bottlenose whale. Their diet, like that of other toothed whales, consists mainly of fish. They are able to reach high depths in the search food and are able to stay submerged for at least one hour. You can learn more about the northern bottlenosed whale by clikcing here.
One of the northern bottlenosed whale jumping out of the water
We have been lucky enough to see them very close to our boats in the last week and they have also jumped for us a few times. The Bay has actually been very lively the last week, beacause we have also spotted Dolphins, Minkes and Humpback whales.