firmm Blog

Welcome to the season 2014

If the wonderful sightings of the first boat trips are indicative of the whole season, we can be more than content, because then it will be a good one

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firmm at the Festival de las Migraciones in Huerta Grande

The Huerta Grande is an oasis of pure nature, hidden between Algeciras and Tarifa

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Family gathering with heavyweights

Every year in February everyone gathers around her: old and new friends of the foundation firmm

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The season 2013 – a retrospective view

In the season of 2013, Tarifa has shown it´s rough and windy side; one time the notorious Levante blew for 20 days and forced us into the Bay of Gibraltar

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Mystical and breathtaking trip to the orcas

On the last trip on the 24th of October 2013 we were extremely lucky with our orca sightings

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firmm at the International Sea Festival in La Herradura

On the 26th of October, very early in the morning when all Tarifa was still in a deep sleep, our firmm-team got ready for a three hour drive to the International Sea Festival of La Herradura

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Visiting the turtles

Last weekend we went to Algeciras to visit the rescue centre for injured marine animals "Centro de Gestión del Medio Marino Andalúz"

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Dolphins all over the water and four very special surprises

Thursday 18.10.2013 should have brought a nice and surprising change for all those involved. We had initially heard from fishermen that the last two days there were supposed to be Orcas in the Strait of Gibraltar.

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Plastic debris in the ocean

In March 2012 a dead sperm whale got washed ashore on the coast of Andalusia. Researchers found 17 kilos of plastic debris in its stomach, 59 different plastic parts, among them 30 m2 of tarpaulins from the nearby greenhouse industry as well as garden-hoses, small flower-pots, plastic-bags, a coat-hanger and parts of a mattress.

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Algeciras Boat Trip (11.09.2013)

If Tarifa is infested by Levante (strong wind of the east) the bay of Algeciras, which offers an awesome view to Gibraltar also, is a good alternative to observe dolphins in their natural environment.

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