In the past week we found dolphins in all of the dolphin watching tours. We took less than 1h to find the first dolphin group in 50% tours and in 50% of them we found at least a second group.
The Lisbon&Dolphins afternoon tours, had 35% chance rate of seeing dolphins, due to the high winds.
We sighted 2 dolphin species, the bottlenose dolphins were the most sighted species this week, followed by the common dolphin. In addition to dolphins we also have our first sighting of a Loggerhead Turtle and of a Sei Whale!! (picture)
On average, we had 8 guests per dolphin watching tour and 2 seasickness cases on the same tour, as it was just one day after the storm. Sea state was on average sea state 1.
We also found a dead young male bottlenose dolphin, and as these species are priority species for conservation in European Union, we towed him to land for the vets to collect samples. Hopefully these will give an idea why he died.
This following week we expect windy days starting on Tuesday 13th, then tours will be on hold until Thrusday as dolphins should be entering the Tagus river.