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Whales & Dolphins of the Azores

Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus 

Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus

Fin Whale

Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

Sei Whale

Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis

Sperm Whale

Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus

Short-finned Pilot Whale
False Killer

Short-finned Pilot Whale Globicephala macrorhynchus

False Killer Whale Pseudorca crassidens

Sowerby's Beaked Whale

Sowerby's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon bidens 

Cuvier's Beaked Whale

Cuvier's Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris

Common Dolphins

Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis

Spotted Dolphin

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Stenella frontalis

Risso's Dolphin

Risso's Dolphin Grampus griseus

Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba

Bottlenose Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus

Striped Dolphin
Humpback Whale
Blue Whale

Situated in the mid-Atlantic on an area of geological activity on the mid-Atlantic ridge, The Azores provides shallow and warm waters which are a haven for Whales & Dolphins. 

The most likely species to encounter are on the list below. For a full species list see here 

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