The season 2020 has ended

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 30th of April 2021 on.

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

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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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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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