Today (the 5th of November) we had the chance to witness whales and dolphins at sunset time.
Many of us were watching an amazing sunset over an unbelievable quiet sea (like a mirror) when about 10 dolphins were seen. A few minutes later, something bigger, like a large piece of floating wood was in sight. A whale! or a “cachalot” … we are not sure. Then, shortly after the first one, 5 whales or cachalot were seen.
After more than two weeks on board seeing very little sea animals, what a great surprise. Unfortunately, some of us were unacceptably late for our daily seminar given by Heiner that day ;-p
Actually for two scientists of the cruise, including our speaker of the day, this is a great year for wild sea life watching, after a swim with whale sharks six month ago.