This week the team in Tenerife have been educating the public about how human noises can effect cetaceans
Being out surveying cetaceans is obviously our main goal when we are out on the whale watching boats, but it is not the only thing we do! These are tourist boats we are on, so every time we go out we also have a group of ten to 60 passengers with us.
You must have wondered numerous times: what is it like to go snorkeling with a turtle in the waters of Playa Paraíso? Well, I am here to tell you exactly what it is like on World Ocean Day. I hope that you will meet our special green friends soon when you volunteer at the Tenerife Whale and Dolphin conservation project.
Going to the one of the many banana plantations in Tenerife may not be first on your list of things to do on a potentially short visit to the island; however given that you can’t take the bus without seeing one, they aren’t particularly easy to avoid.
Three months went by very fast and our ARO Lorain is leaving us already! Of course she already has her next adventure mapped out, but let´s hope she won´t forget us and the pilot whales here in Tenerife.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recognizes a total of 87 cetacean species - 15 are ranked as “Critically Endangered”, “Endangered” or “Vulnerable”, and 45 ranked “Data Deficient”. The overall conservation status of cetaceans and their environment is being monitored, but why do they need conserving?
Killer Whales, Orcinus Orca, are a species of dolphin unfortunately most famous for being the main attraction at certain sea parks, such as Sea World...
I would definitely recommend this project for the first time you travel by yourself. I am 16 years old and used this experience as my work placement and it was very suitable for this cause.
We base our understanding of animal intelligence on human intelligence. But what is intelligence? Could a species be superior to humans?
The quest to discover what this fruit is?! Anyone know?