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

firmm Blog

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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Special trips with sightings of the three „big“

In the last days of June the local fishermen already told us, that they had spotted the orcas.

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TARIFA: At the Mercy of the Wind...

Every time I stay in Tarifa, there’s always someone I’ll surely meet more than once. It’s a bit strange: I can’t really see him, I can only feel and hear him.

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