The whalewatcher

Profili immersione Cetaceans spend their lives under water, surfacing only when they need to breathe, which is when we see their spouts (fountains of air and water released from their breathing holes when they exhale as they reach the surface), fins, flippers, jumps and splashes. Expert watchers are needed on board to sight the mammals, as whale watching is not easy. You need to be patient and have experience to sharpen your eyes to the slightest movement on the water’s surface. 
You have to learn to not stare at any one given spot, to scour the horizon and include the entire surface of the sea: both near and far from the boat.

This is why the help of all the passengers is so important!

Each type of marine mammal has its own behavioural pattern when a vessel nears, which is why it is so important to know, before approaching any single individual or a pod, what mammal it is and consequently manoeuvre the boat in accordance with its needs and possible reactions.

There are two main rules when marine mammals are sighted:

- make sure you disturb them as little as possible.

- be patient so that you can identify and recognise a real sighting.

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