Fraser's dolphin, Lagenodelphis hosei neu für die Azoren

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Fraser's dolphin, Lagenodelphis hosei neu für die Azoren

Beitrag von Dr. Robert Hofrichter » 29 Aug 2008 11:20

A new record for a new species for the Azores

Olá every body,

Fraser's dolphin, Lagenodelphis hosei, are in the Azores... good orbad news ?

The Espaço Talassa team - thanks to Pedro Madruga's photograhs -
records the presence of the Fraser's dolphin (male and femelle) for the
first time in the Azorean waters. In the past five years the Espaço
Talassa team has already recorded the precence of 3 species never
referenced in the archipelago:
- The Bryde's whale, Balaenoptera edeni
- The Blainville's beaked whale, Mesoplodon densirostris
- The Long-finned pilot whale, Globicephala melas

On August 22nd around 10AM a group of approximatively 50 Fraiser's
dolphins was sighted 3 miles south of São Joâo do Pico (the village of
Genuíno Madruga, the Pedro's father). The behaviour of the group was
not very sociable swimming away from our boats.

While clients and skippers were happy of this unexpected encounter, the
question is : What is this guy doing in the Azores ? The known north
limit of its distribution is more than 800 miles south (1 400 kms)....
but there are still some people who say that the "global changing" is
a joke !

If you have any comment please dont hesitate to add it on our blog at:

By the way, Pico Mountian is beautiful this morning... I wish you a
nice day.
Serge Viallelle

More photo of Pedro madruga at:
Die ... Begeisterung, die wir beim Betrachten der Natur empfinden, ist eine Erinnerung an die Zeit, da wir Tiere, Bäume, Blumen und Erde waren ... das Wissen um unser Einssein mit allem, was die Zeit vor uns verborgen hält. Leo N. Tolstoi


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