Start of the new season on the 8th of April 2022

The 2021 season is now over. We look forward to welcoming you back on the 8th of April 2022.

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

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Our animals available for adoption in spring 2019

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.

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First lectures in Bavaria in 2019

Franziska Schönweitz explains how she gave a lecture with her friend Maike about firmm at the Oskar Maria Graf Gymnasium in Neufahrn near Freising and how everything started.

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First trip including highlight

The first trip of the year is always associated with a lot of expectation, excitement and anticipation. How did the whales and dolphins get over the winter?

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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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