Orcas in Lisbon

Orcas in Lisbon

On the past Monday, 6th of August we found a group of orcas few miles off Lisbon feeding of fish along with common dolphins. These individuals belong to a known group from the Gibraltar population, only part of the group was identified this Monday. These orcas usually feed during the summer months in Gibraltar, chasing […]

Whale in Lisbon

Whale in Lisbon

In the last expeditions we had been seeing whales, 2h away from Lisbon. We are convinced that’s a minke whale, the 2nd smallest species of the baleen whales. It is very hard to photograph as this individual is very invasive and unpredictable, making a rigorous identification very difficult. Minke whales had been

Three species at once

Three species at once

Today in our Bartholomew Diaz expedition – Dolphin Watching from Lisbon we sighted 3 different cetacean species! The harbour porpoise was the first one, a very shy pair surfaced near the port side of our sailing trimaran. Their small size and near triangular dorsal fin is very characteristic enabling their identification. After and hour and […]

Megaptera is already operating!

Megaptera is already operating!

Good news for our research projects and for the explorers who want to join us in our expeditions. Our vessel is finally registered and already operating! Our first guest tried our Pigafetta’s Note – Adrenaline Sailing pack. We participated in the Christmas regatta, where after a disastrous start we managed to recovered 7 places back! […]

Orcas in Costa da Caparica

Orcas in Costa da Caparica

In the past day 4, we spot orcas off Costa da Caparica. We still din’t got the boat ready but that didn’t stop us, with got a ride from our neighbour, Terra Incógnita and we went to intersect them with a clue from the Bolhas tours’ colleagues. One big male, 3 female one juvenile male (so it seemed) […]

Biologists in sight

Biologists in sight

Biologists in sight were the first of many environmental education activities to be developed by ECCO Ocean! An activity in partnership with the Sea Sciences Association and the Museum of Natural History and Sciences, where the 30 participants could have a glimpse of what it is like to be cetologist (biologist studying dolphins and whales). […]

ECCO Ocean in BTL

ECCO Ocean in BTL

ECCO Ocean visited the BTL  to look for new partnerships and projects in the field of nature / nautical tourism. The maritime-tourist operators were few but of good quality. Future prospects look promising!

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