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Underwater Cable torn – Danger for Marine Mammals in the Strait of Gibraltar

 

At least one high voltage underwater-cable, that transports electricity through the Strait of Gibraltar from Tarifa to Fardioua, has torn just off the coast of Morocco. Inside this 27 km long cable there is highly poisonous "dielectric oil", which could have leaked.

 

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The season 2016 — a retrospective view

In 2016 Tarifa has shown its rough side.

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Until next year-the perfect farewell tour

On the 04th of November from the early morning on, great hustle and bustle broke out in our office in the port: After a very long break caused by Levante, the last tours for the season were scheduled.

 

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Animals available for adoption in the summer of 2016

We look back to many interesting sightings of our animals available for adoption.

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Rescue in the last minute

Today we experienced a truly extraordinary and for all participants impressive boat ride. After being out on the sea for a while, the boat drove a bit slower to search for dolphins and whales, and suddenly there was a big turmoil amongst the passengers.

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Adiós Tarifa – a retrospective

Sometimes there are days in your life, where everything is just right.

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Why should we protect whales?

In spring I was contacted by a documentary film maker who wants to make a movie about the yearly massacre of pilot whales on the Faroe Islands (Denmark).

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Collecting garbage along the rocky coast

It is once again “Levante” - as so often this year. The wind is blowing through the Strait incessantly.

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Hiking to the sand dune

We had bright sunshine and an azure blue sky when the group of course participants and Jörn Selling headed out to the natural sand dune of Bolonia. 

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Something we have never seen before

It is 5 pm, the last trip of the day. There are a lot of families with small children on board of our boat Vision. 

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