On-board Diary: Spotting striped dolphins

Author: Silvia Garcia, marine scientist
Date: October 10, 2012



Yesterday we finally had some dolphin sightings in the Gulf of Cadiz, but whales have been harder to spot. We are still trying though, and we spent the day today watching the sea. Despite the fact that the forecast was correct and fog did appear in the early hours of the morning, we managed to see one only one or two hundred yards away of the ship. Later on, in the afternoon, and in Alboran Sea, we saw almost countless striped dolphins eating and jumping out of the water.