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
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.
Since 2015, the cliffs between Tarifa and Algeciras have been suffering from accumulations of alluvial algae, which have suffocated all life on the rocky cliff under them and cause an unbearable stench of rot in the harbour on days with wind from the east (Levante).
There are considerably more sightings of Pilot Whales in the Strait of Gibraltar this spring than in recent years. We observe numerous new families, strikingly many mothers with juvenile Pilot Whales, even with several newborns.