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Week 5 Mozambique: Work with dolphins and skeletons

Day 34 (20th September 2017): For the past three days –prior to this date- we had no launches due to strong westerly winds and bad weather. During this time I was able to finish the entering the first four months of boat logs from 2016....

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Week 4 Mozambique: WOW Breaching Whales!

Day 26 (12th September 2017): After sorting through over 2,000 images of whales and dolphins taken from 2015 and 2017, today I could proudly say I had finished the task given to me. I sent the hand-selected images to Angie for her research. Angie informed...

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Week 3 Mozambique: An Incredible Swim

Day 22 (8th September 2017): We had two launches scheduled today: the group on the early launch were the staying at the Gala Gala Resort and had already been on a trip the day before. During their first launch, while they didn’t have any luck...

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Week 2 in Mozambique: Tail-sailing Whales

Day 10 (26th Aug. 2017): We had two boat trips scheduled for today. During our early morning launch, which started around 7 AM, we saw a pod of 6 dolphins. As for the second trip, we didn’t have any luck with sightings. Since it was...

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First week at Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique

Day 1 (17th Aug. 2017): After my arrival at Ponta do Ouro, I was first greeted by Sabrina (another Dolphin Encountours volunteer from Cape Town) when I walked into the lodge, the same lodge where I’ll stay for the next two months. After introducing ourselves,...

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A whale of a surprise

This week was fairly regular in terms of sightings, seeing a few Sperm Whales, Common Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Spotted Dolphins. Tours from the North Coast of the Island have also begun so Futurismo is now busier than ever, with most tours fully booked! I...

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Risso’s Dolphins & Amazing Bottlenose Dolphins

This week went off to a great start as on Monday I saw a new species, Risso’s dolphins! We saw them on both the morning and afternoon trip. In the morning they were showing typical Risso’s Dolphin behaviour; they were a bit further away form...

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Eliza’s First Blog

Earlier this year I completed the WCA’s first Responsible Whale Watching Guide course, and following that I was able to pick a WCA partner to work with. I have now just completed my first week on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores. My placement partner...

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