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The giants in the deep

On both our tours today we got to see the sperm whales out in the deep water. We had to go a little out to the west of the deep part of Breiðafjörður, but once out there we saw many sperm whale coming up around us. On both tours we got great looks at close whales, breathing many times at the surface before they dived. The sperm whales have to take quite a lot of breaths at the surface to re-oxygenate their blood and muscles before they can take a big breath and dive, holding their breath for well over thirty minutes as they look for food in the black depths of the fjord. 

On the afternoon tour we had a little bonus also with two groups of white-beaked dolphins, one out in the deep and one closer to home.

Judith (Tour guide)

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