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


We know Edu since October 18th, 2010. He is a very special Pilot Whale: His distinctive instinct to protect his group is enormous.

For some time, Edu seemed to have set himself the task of protecting Curro, who was severely injured by a ship's propeller in 2008. One day we witnessed how Edu used his fluke to hit the wound directly to clean it - unbelievable! After that Curro always stayed at Edu's side. The two had become inseparable friends - until Curro died in 2013.

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


Edu, a big male, we saw very often. He sets the tone; therefore he is the "pilot" in his family.


As the pilot of a large family, Edu is usually in the middle of everything and you get the feeling that he takes good care of his family.


We have seen Edu in various groups. He seems to be a unifying and harmonizing big male. We had already noticed this when he stood by the now deceased Curro for a long time.


His instinct to protect his group is still enormous. We have seen Edu 35 times, most often in July.