The season 2020 has ended

The summer holidays are over and Tarifa's streets have been empty since the beginning of September. We have therefore also closed down for this year.

Despite the short season we had many special sightings. We hope that the situation will become normal by the next season and can't wait to take you out to see the whales again from the 26th of March 2021 on.

See you soon in Tarifa, Katharina Heyer and the firmm team

Lolly

We have known Lolly since 2004, when we first saw her with her baby. Her fin is infested with a fungus, which makes the identification of this animal very easy. Fortunately, this fungus hasn't grown in the last few years and hasn't gotten any worse.

In the past Lolly was rather shy, but with time and her young ones she became more and more trusting and meanwhile she dares to get very close to the firmm boat. Of course she always keeps a close eye on her offspring.

Adopt Lolly

Thank you for joining us in our commitment to marine mammals and the ocean as a habitat! With a symbolic sponsorship you help to advance our research work and educational projects in Spain.

This is how we have experienced Lolly since the beginning of our adoption program:

2014

Lolly is less shy than she used to be; often she comes to the boat and is always accompanied by a larger group.

2015

We've often seen Lolly in the middle of a bigger family. Her fungus on her dorsal fin is stable. She still often comes to the boat and dives under it.

2016

In spring we often saw Lolly in the best of health, but then we did not see her for a while.

When she reappeared after the summer, she was actually accompanied by a baby! We have known Lolly since 2004 and since then she has had three healthy babies.

2017

We saw Lolly again in spring. Her young one from last autumn was mostly with her and is a very lively little dolphin!

We have known Lolly for 17 years and are always happy to see her in the large groups of Bottlenose Dolphins.

2018

Also this year we have seen a lot of Lolly. She is always accompanied by her third young, who was born in 2016 and has developed into a cheeky and curious little Bottlenose Dolphin.

It is always a pleasure to meet the school of Lolly which consists of about 20 animals. We saw them 15 times, interestingly not at all in July and August. The fungus on Lolly's fin does not seem to grow, and she gives the impression of being well.