Spotted Dolphins

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A large pod of Atlantic Spotted dolphins approached and circled our whale watching tour boat today while exploring Costa Adeje of Tenerife. They spent several minutes swimming alongside our boat, while their calls were audible above the water! It was a thrilling encounter with a large pod of adult Spotted dolphins and thanks to Captain Jose we have a beautiful GoPro video to share with you.

Atlantic Spotted dolphins are the third most commonly observed cetacean species on our ...

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Bryde’s Whale GoPro Video

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Lately there have been more Bryde’s whales moving into the ocean zone off Costa Adeje in Tenerife. This marks the changing of the season as the cooler autumn seas change the marine environment. This brings more food into the area for these 12-16 meter long baleen whales. Over the past week we have encountered over 6 Bryde’s whales on our tours.

Bryde’s whales, also called the ‘Tropical Whale’ are one of the least studied and understood of the baleen whales. This ...

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Common Dolphin Nursery Group

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A group of about 15 Common dolphins, a nursery group, swam over to and spent quite a while bow riding in front of our whale watching tour boat along Costa Adeje this morning. Common dolphins are an oceanic species and usually seen far offshore of Tenerife. This group was just a few kilometres off shore of Costa Adeje, in the same area we often see Pilot whales.

A nursery group is made up of babies, juveniles and usually a ...

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Striped Dolphin Pod in Costa Adeje

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Today we had a great encounter with a very large group of Striped dolphins while exploring along Costa Adeje. Striped dolphins are an oceanic species of dolphin usually found offshore in the open ocean in groups that can be several hundred individuals.

The group of Striped dolphins we observed this morning in Tenerife was estimated to be over 200 individuals. This was a very active group with a lot of synchronised porpoising and even some jumping and dancing ...

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Bryde’s Whales Cow and Calf

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Today we encountered a well known pair of Bryde’s whales, a mother and calf, that have been sporadically seen along Costa Adeje on our whale watching tours for over a year now. We can identify these two by the unique markings on the adult females dorsal fin (with a good photo!). This time we managed to get the drone up and collect some wonderful video of the two Bryde’s whales swimming together.

Bryde’s whales are unique in that they are one ...

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