Entries in #dolphins (39)

Monday
Feb122018

Migratory Cetaceans in  Tenerife

As one year draws to a close and people celebrate the beginning of a new year, many animal species may also be preparing to undertake their annual or seasonal migrations. Animal migrations are defined as “the movement of a vast number of animals”; and it occurs in many species. Included in lists of migratory species are a number of cetaceans that travel through the waters around Tenerife.

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Monday
Feb122018

Spermaceti

Have you ever wondered why the sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, has such a big head? Nearly one third of the cetacean’s entire body mass is made up by its gigantic melon, and at first glance it looks very impractical. Plowing its way through the water like a school bus, it's hard to imagine how much energy must be burnt in the process. When you compare it to the very streamlined bottlenose dolphin, the sperm whale’s head appears to be a clear impediment. So why is it so huge?

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Monday
Feb122018

Are They Really  Free?

The point is, I love whales and dolphins and this piece of writing may or may not make sense to some of you...hopefully it does, and hopefully it may even get some of you thinking.

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Monday
Feb122018

Meet the striped  dolphins

Last week our team was lucky enough to add another cetacean to the list of observed species – the striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) and, as always, we would like to introduce it to everyone.

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Wednesday
Jan102018

Meet the Atlantic Spotted  Dolphins

In our project in Tenerife we work with two cetacean species: the short-finned pilot whale  and the bottlenose dolphin. However, from time to time, our volunteers and staff members are lucky enough to see other cetaceans out there and this is always a reason for complete happiness.

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Wednesday
Nov222017

Do You Want To Go To A Dolphin  Show?

Before you say ‘Yes!’ and get excited about seeing these marvellous creatures smiling, jumping around and splashing water all over the place, you need to stop for a second and try to think about it from a different perspective. From their perspective.

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Thursday
Nov162017

Eco-Tourism

Dolphin and Whale watching are highly popular tourist activities in Tenerife, but did you know that there are both national and international laws to govern how these activities should be conducted?

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Thursday
Nov092017

Meet The Pilot  Whales

The short finned pilot whale, also known to scientists as Globicephala macrorhynchus, is one of the four resident species around Tenerife Island, along with the sperm whale, the bottlenose dolphins and Risso’s dolphins.

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Wednesday
Sep062017

Tenerife Hasn't Seen The Last Of  Me

My expectations of Tenerife were far exceeded when I arrived, there's always something different to see in every direction, from picture perfect mountain peaks, rustic villages, tall rigorous cliffs and of course, the open blue sea that surrounds you!

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Wednesday
Aug302017

Island of  Variety

It's no wonder Tenerife is one of the most popular destinations for European tourists: 350 days of sun and a subtropical climate are the reasons that the largest of the Canary Islands is also called the “Island of Eternal Spring“.

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