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

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Curious sperm whale and pilot whale baby

In spring they have high season in the Strait of Gibraltar - the sperm whales.

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Astonishment about great awareness even amongst the youngest

We wanted to tell the children a little bit about the whales and dolphins in the Strait of Gibraltar and inform them about environmental protection.

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OBSERVADORs welcome after the winter break

We know him as the only sperm whale that likes to come to the boat and observes us.

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Baby Day

...there are two blows - a big and a small one, announced Katharina.

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20th firmm gathering on February 17th 2018 in Aarau

The annual firmm meeting had a very special theme. This year the foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary!
Therefore, a large number of people came to celebrate this anniversary and to acknowledge firmm's work of many years.

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Katharina and the „Gschtabi“

Katharina sits calmly between the presenter Sonja Hasler and Edy Hubacher. On February 11th she is guest on the programme „Persönlich (Personally) of the Swiss radio channel SRF1.Over half a million listeners follow this popular radio talk show every Sunday morning.

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The Saison 2017 – a retrospective

In the season of 2017 Tarifa has once again shown its rough side.

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The University of Basel awards an honorary doctorate to Katharina Heyer

On a beautiful mild sunny day Katharina received a very special kind of recognition. She has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Basel and is now entitled to call herself Dr. h. c (honoris causa).

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