Quest: Swimming with 10 Species of Dolphins and Whales in 100 days.

Every year we love to created new Quests for Wind Birds, this keep us entertained and moving forward our Business. Pushing the boundaries of ecotourism and making us prepared to the daily challenges.

For the 2010 Summer the Quest is related to Oceanodroma navigational range and stealth water approach, plus lots of fun. To swim with 10 species of marine mammals in 100 days off Madeira, starting Thursday, July 1 and finishing Saturday, October 9.

Below is the list of possible marine mammals and strike through the ones already succeed:

Atlantic Spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis (July 4;July 13) 
Common Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (July 1)
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus (July 4)Rough Toothed dolphin Steno bredanensis (August 18)Bryde’s Whale Balaenoptera edeni (August 27)Fin whale Balaenoptera physalus (August 27)Short-beaked Common dolphin Delphinus delphis (September 5)Striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba (September 26)Short-finned Pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus (October 1) 

Blainville’s Beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris
Blue whale Balaenoptera musculus_
_ Cuvier’s Beaked whale _Ziphius cavirostris_
False Killer whale _Pseudorca crassidens_
Fin whale _Balaenoptera physalu
_ Fraser’s Dolphin _Lagenodelphis hosei_
Humpback whale _Megaptera novaeangliae_
Killer whale _Orcinus orca_*
[Every year we love to created new Quests for Wind Birds, this keep us entertained and moving forward our Business. Pushing the **boundaries of ecotourism** and making us prepared to the **daily challenges**.

For the 2010 Summer the Quest is related to Oceanodroma navigational range and stealth water approach, plus lots of fun. To swim with 10 species of marine mammals in 100 days off Madeira, starting Thursday, July 1 and finishing Saturday, October 9.

Below is the list of possible marine mammals and strike through the ones already succeed:

Atlantic Spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis (July 4;July 13) 
Common Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (July 1)
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus (July 4)Rough Toothed dolphin Steno bredanensis (August 18)Bryde’s Whale Balaenoptera edeni (August 27)Fin whale Balaenoptera physalus (August 27)Short-beaked Common dolphin Delphinus delphis (September 5)Striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba (September 26)Short-finned Pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus (October 1) 

Blainville’s Beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris
Blue whale Balaenoptera musculus_
_ Cuvier’s Beaked whale _Ziphius cavirostris_
False Killer whale _Pseudorca crassidens_
Fin whale _Balaenoptera physalu
_ Fraser’s Dolphin _Lagenodelphis hosei_
Humpback whale _Megaptera novaeangliae_
Killer whale _Orcinus orca_*
]3 _Monachus monachus_†*
North Atlantic Right whale _Eubalaena glacialis_
Northen Minke whale _Balaenoptera acutorostrata_
Pygmy Sperm whale _Kogia breviceps_
Risso’s dolphin _Grampus griseus_
Sei whale _Balaenoptera borealis_
Sowerby’s Beaked whale _Mesoplodon bidens
_

  • We will avoid swimming with these 🙂
    † The exception to the list :S
    ø Opted not to swim based no intrusion policy, will retry in later date.

 

To make this fair and square we will not swim more than twice with each species and only if necessary. If you wish to join, just contact us.