Biodiversity in Sagres

In the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina and under the influence of the Mediterranean, Sagres is a privileged area to observe marine mammals, large pelagic fish and seabirds due to the rocky bottom areas where there is a higher primary productivity. It is what distinguish us by its diversity of coastal habitats, flora and fauna.

The most observed cetacean species are the Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), followed by the Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), the Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata).

Occasionally we can also observe other species such as the Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus), the Killer whale (Orcinus orca) and the Risso's Dolphin (Grampus griseus).

We also have some rarities, species that are not common to be observed in this area, such as Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and the Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus).

With the well-watchful eye on the sea we an be surprised by a Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) or even large pelagic fish such as Blue shark (Prionace glauca), the Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna zygaena) or Sunfish (Mola mola).


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ROSÁRIO OLIVEIRA

CMVB

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ALEXANDRA LOPES

SPEA

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ANABELA SANTOS

ALMARGEM

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