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

Baby Toni

Baby Toni we always call the youngest offspring of Pilot Whales. All small Pilot Whales are very lively and curious. They keep the whole family on the go as they like to do trips to the firmm-boat on their own..

Pilot Whale babies are born after a gestation period of approximately 15 months. As mammals, whales must come to the water surface to breathe; however, the young are born under water. That's why nature has come up with something great: In order not to drown, all whales are born with the fluke first, also Pilot Whales. Directly after the birth, the mother nudges its newborn to the water-surface for breathing.

Whales have no lips - so how do the babies drink milk?

At birth, Pilot Whales are about 1.5 to 2 meters tall and weigh about 75 kilograms. The young are suckled by their mother for about two years. Since whales do not have lips to suck on their mother's teats, the milk is injected into their mouths.

Adopt Baby Toni

We want to make sure that you can continue to enjoy these wonderful animals in the future. With your symbolic sponsorship, we can quickly advance the elaborate evaluation of our data and use it to protect marine life. Can we count on you?