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

firmm Blog

The 2019 season – a review

Our biologist Jörn Selling reports on positive and negative impressions during the past season. This time we have prepared his blog as a virtual photo album.

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Dolphins and whales as guests at a German TV channel

It was a glorious day at the beginning of August. For many days already the weather was at its best, automatically you begin to smile and shine with joy as soon as you look out of the window.

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A long-awaited new look for www.firmm.org

Now, more than one hundred years later, firmm’s new website has just been given a boost.

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About the wisdom of children (part two)

This year I was surprised how many children told me that they have a book about whales and what they read in it, or that they did a project or a presentation about whales and dolphins at school.

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Review sponsored animals 2019

In this blog we report about the well-being of all the animals available for adoption during the season of 2019.

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Raising awareness of environmental protection at the school "Virgen del Sol"

On the 18th of October our marine biologist Jörn visited the school "Virgen del Sol" in Tarifa to inform the children about the plastic pollution on land and in the sea.

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A September Spectacle: Eleven Days of Sperm Whale Sightings

When we boarded our boat Vision on the morning of September 20th, we had no idea of the eventful trips that awaited us: Eleven days of countless Sperm Whale sightings followed.

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An unforgettable day!

The 30th of September will remain unforgettable for us. It started with thick fog, which is a big challenge for all our employees.

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Students of the University of Basel are visiting firmm

At the end of June firmm once again hosted 16 students of the Master course Sustainable Development and their lecturers. During the Marine Biology Excursion in Tarifa, an intensive and varied program awaited all participants.

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About dolphins in captivity

Because of the summer holiday season, I did observe several friends who chose to visit dolphinariums as a family activity and wanted to share my experience on the subject with you.

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