3 single animals – 3 different species
This weekend started sunny, and although we got some swell from the north the weather conditions were pretty good. We headed out into the bay this morning, quite optimistic that it would be an easy day. But of course conditions might change very quickly and soon we realized that it was quite tough to find the animals today. The bay seemed to be empty and although our boats checked out different areas it took us a long time to encounter some wildlife: Surprisingly we came across one single white beaked dolphin. That was unexpected, since the dolphins are very social animals and usually occur in groups of about 5- 20 individuals. However, we followed the track of the dolphins and gots some looks at it before we continued our trip. We were already on the way back when we spotted a minke whale. In contrast to the dolphins these whales are solitary animals and usually travel alone, similar to the bigger humpback whales. In the afternoon we encountered one of these big animals. Although the humpback whales took dives for about 15 minutes we had the chance to approach it carefully and got some very close looks at it.
So we spotted three animals today – and with that three different species
Humpback whale surfacing close to our boat (photo: Luisa Klotz)