Humanity is immersed in “the era of plastic” where between 9 and 12 tons of plastic waste reach the sea through rivers, drains, coastal areas or are thrown directly into the sea every year. This is because the global production of plastics has exploded in the last 50 years. In addition, it is estimated that only 20% of everything produced is recycled.
The Canary Islands are strongly affected by marine microplastic contamination, since the Gulf Stream and the Canary Current drag ...
During our whale sighting trips in Tenerife we also come across other animals that are not cetaceans, and among them the most common is the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). These animals are very curious; Next, I am going to tell you the most interesting facts about this precious specie:
Its adult size reaches between 90 and 150kg, with more than a meter long. The shell is reddish and hard and forms part of its skeleton, which is made ...
In 99% of our whale watching tours in Tenerife, we can see groups of short-finned pilot whales. This is because the Teno-Rasca Special Marine Conservation Area is the area with the highest density of resident pilot whales in the world, with a total of about 400 individuals. This population remains stable over the years.
Some of the most curious facts about the short-finned pilot whales are:
Bottlenose dolphins are super swimmers, gliding through the water using their curved dorsal fin on their back, a powerful tail and pointed flippers. They can reach speeds over 30km an hour and dive as deep as 250m below the surface!
Dolphins are born with hairs on their snout, like cat’s whiskar.
Dolphin’s milk has a creamy withe color and contains approximately 66-77% water, 10-30% fat and 8-11% protein. ...
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