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Blue Shark (prionace glauca) swimming on top of the seamount Condor, near Faial island, Azores

ONE THIRD OF THE WORLD'S WHALE SPECIES CAN BE SEEN IN THE WATERS OF THE AZORES.

15 SPECIES OF WHALES IN THE AZORES:

  1. SPERM WHALE
  2. BLUE WHALE
  3. FIN WHALE
  4. SEI WHALE
  5. MINKE WHALE
  6. HUMPBACK WHALE
  7. BRYDE’S WHALE
  8. NORTHERN BOTTLENOSE WHALE
  9. DWARF SPERM WHALE
  10. PYGMY SPERM WHALE
  11. CUVIER’S BEAKED WHALE
  12. SOWERBY’S BEAKED WHALE
  13. BLAINEVILLE’S BEAKED WHALE
  14. GERVAIS BEAKED WHALE
  15. TRUE’S BEAKED WHALE

10 SPECIES OF DOLPHINS IN THE AZORES:

  1. BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN
  2. COMMON DOLPHIN
  3. PILOT WHALE
  4. RISSOS DOLPHIN
  5. ORCA / KILLER WHALE
  6. FALSE KILLER WHALE
  7. ATLANTIC SPOTTED DOLPHIN
  8. STRIPED DOLPHIN
  9. ROUGH-TOOTHED DOLPHIN
  10. FRASER’S DOLPHIN

5 SPECIES OF CARTILAGINOUS FISHES:

  1. BLUE SHARK
  2. SHORTFIN MAKO SHARK
  3. SMOOTH HAMMERHEAD SHARK
  4. WHALE SHARK
  5. SICKLEFIN DEVIL RAY
Source: Lisa Steiner – Whale Watch Azores
Source: Insight Guides