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THE WATERS OF THE AZORES SUPPORT ONE THIRD OF THE GLOBAL WHALE POPULATION WHICH LIVE IN THESE WATERS OR PASS THROUGH ON SEASONAL MIGRATIONS.

15 SPECIES OF WHALES:

SPERM WHALE

BLUE WHALE

FIN WHALE

SEI WHALE

MINKE WHALE

HUMPBACK WHALE

BRYDE’S WHALE

NORTHERN BOTTLENOSE WHALE

DWARF SPERM WHALE

PYGMY SPERM WHALE

CUVIER’S BEAKED WHALE

SOWERBY’S BEAKED WHALE

BLAINEVILLE’S BEAKED WHALE

GERVAIS BEAKED WHALE

TRUE’S BEAKED WHALE

10 SPECIES OF DOLPHINS:

BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN

COMMON DOLPHIN

PILOT WHALE

RISSOS DOLPHIN

ORCA / KILLER WHALE

FALSE KILLER WHALE

ATLANTIC SPOTTED DOLPHIN

STRIPED DOLPHIN

ROUGH-TOOTHED DOLPHIN

FRASER’S DOLPHIN

Source: Lisa Steiner – Whale Watch Azores
Source: Insight Guides