Saturday, October 31, 2009

December 2009 sighting statistics



We are ending the year with difficult difficult whale watching tours due to a lot of bad weather. The consequences this month were fewer tours this month with not a lot of variation in sightings during tours. As usual the common dolphin never disappointed as they were around 100% of the days we went to sea this month. Sighting frequencies of the other encountered species can be seen in the graph above, with common names listed below:
  • Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
  • Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus)
  • Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
  • Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)

Let´s hope 2010 becomes a better year for all: nature and people.
Thanks to everyone for being with us.

The Futurismo team

October 2009 sighting statistics


This past month we have encountered 5 different cetaceans species: our regulars, or those that are resident in the Azores (sperm whale, common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and Risso's dolphin) and our most common summer visitor, the Atlantic spotted dolphin. The above graph shows the sighting frequency of each species for the month of October. Common names are shown below, listed in order of sighting frequency:

  • Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
  • Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
  • Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis)
  • Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)
  • Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus)
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