Start of the new season on the 18th of June 2021

From the 12th of June, reservations for our daily boat trips can once again be made by phone or online. We look forward to our whale watching trips starting on the 18th of June.

See you soon in Tarifa, Katharina Heyer and the firmm team

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21st firmm meeting on the 16th of February 2019 in Aarau

To the 21st. firmm-meeting numerous guests from Switzerland and abroad came and interesting lectures about firmm and the marine mammals could be expected..

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Season review 2018

Another season is over. The weather in Tarifa was relatively mild in 2018. Read our summary on our encounters with the whales and dolphins in the Strait and enjoy the pictures.

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Sightings of the animals available for adoption 2018

Many people support our work by adopting a whale or dolphin. And each year we keep you up to date about the state of these animals.

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About the wisdom of children

Edeltraud enjoys working with children and helps them to learn more about whales and dolphins.

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Marine biological excursion in Tarifa

In the early summer of 2018, a group of students from the University of Basel set off for Tarifa to get to know marine biology characteristics on the coast and in the Strait of Gibraltar.

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While we sail out, I’m reflecting quite content on the last week as a volunteer at firmm

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One day full of Orcas

The orcas accompanied us a little further through autumn.


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Three amazing days

The title is a total understatement. What happened here in the Strait of Gibraltar is unbelievable or incredible, no it is a sensation!

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Sensational trip in October including surprise

October 11th should be a very special day. Despite heavy rain in the morning we decided to plan two trips around noon and in the afternoon.

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What a spectacle of the common dolphins!

On the 24th of September 2018 we had once again Levante, very strong east wind, one of the normal challenges here in Tarifa in the Strait of Gibraltar and there were definitely no trips possible to see the whales and dolphins.

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