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

Lola

We first noticed the female Pilot Whale Lola at the end of May 2018 when she had a small rectangular wound in the middle of her dorsal fin, which unfortunately grew quite quickly.

In June and July the injury was already severely infected and gave cause for concern. In October the inflammation decreased a little, but the fin is almost split in two with a conspicuous hole in the middle. During the whole time she was accompanied and protected by the big Pilot Whale male Gorro.

Adopt Lola

Through research and information we want to draw attention to the situation of the dolphins in the Strait of Gibraltar and contribute to raising awareness. Thank you for supporting us with a symbolic sponsorship!

2018

At the end of May we noticed Lola for the first time. She had a small rectangular wound in the middle of her dorsal fin. Unfortunately the wound got bigger quite fast. In June and July the injury was so badly infected that it gave us cause for concern. In October the inflammation decreased a bit, but since then the fin looks almost divided in two with a conspicuous hole in the middle. During the whole time she was accompanied and protected by the big Pilot Whale male Gorro. We wish Lola a good recovery and hope to meet her again in spring 2019!