Here we go again!

From July 1st on we will sail out again to the whales and dolphins. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon and wish you already now a relaxing holiday. You will find information about the necessary hygiene and safety measures under observation tours.

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

firmm Blog

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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Animals available for adoption in the summer of 2017

We have seen the following animals in the past summer season 2017:

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Marine Biology Course in the Strait of Gibraltar – Travel Report 2017

We were a mixed group of biologists and MSD students (Master of Sustainable Development).

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Sometimes things turn out differently than you might think

I've been in Tarifa for 2.5 weeks already and had completed numerous boat trips in the Strait of Gibraltar through my work as a volunteer for firmm.

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An island made of sperm whales

The 25th of September was to become a very special day in the history of sperm whale watching in the Strait of Gibraltar.

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About the marine noise pollution off Colombia

A few days ago I took part in a boat trip with firmm and used the opportunity to record the underwater sounds during whale watching.

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The orcas have said goodbye!

We saw the orcas for the first time this summer on June 30th, 2017! It was the whole family of Camorro, the male and father of this group of 9.

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Whale-watching trip in the evening – what happens if whales want to communicate with us?

It has been the last boat ride of the day and on this trip quite a few seats were empty. This way all passengers had the chance to take a front row seat right at the railing.

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Suggestions and advices - a guest poses questions

Dear Daniela

First of all thank you for caring about the welfare of our planet and that you contacted us with your question.

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