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

Pilot Whale Adoption

Since 1999 firmm has been researching Pilot Whales in the Strait of Gibraltar. During this time we have learned a lot about them, for example in which area they are staying depending on time of day and tide.

Some Pilot Whales have been around for several years, so we know which group they belong to, their behaviour and family structures. It is interesting to see what different characters there are among the whales.

Get to know our animals available for adoption. Click in the following overview on the desired Pilot Whale to learn more about the respective animal.

Johnny

Johnny

Johnny stands out for his dominant presence in the group and his strong character.

get to know Johnny

Ponce

Ponce

Ponce is eight meters tall and thus one of the largest Pilot Whales in the Strait.

get to know Ponce

Lola

Lola

The female Pilot Whale Lola first caught our eye at the end of May 2018.

get to know Lola

Willy

Willy

Willy is not a big male, but seems to be very popular with the female Pilot Whales.

get to know Willy