Out exploring the deep ocean for whales and dolphins today along Costa Adeje we found a tiny surprise – an Atlantic Silver Hatchetfish! These fish live in the deep ocean where there is very little light, only the blue spectrum which penetrates the deepest.
As we sat idly observing a family group of Pilot whales a Mother and baby pair broke off from the rest of the group to do some ‘people watching’. This happens fairly often with our non-invasive approach. We do not chase the whales and dolphins, but instead observe quietly from the proper distance and allow the cetaceans own curiosity to dictate if there will be a closer encounter. It is fairly often that we are rewarded for our approach and patience with a beautiful encounter like this one today off Costa Adeje, Tenerife. Thanks to all the wonderful people who joined us today for thrilling and respectful whale and dolphin watching eco-adventures.
Pilot whales are a resident species here in Tenerife and seen on over 99% of our tours. The second largest dolphin species, the Pilot whales live in matrilineal pods, just like their bigger cousins, the Orcas. Costa Adeje in southern Tenerife is home to one of the largest known resident populations of Pilot whales in the world.
Some video both underwater and above of todays whale and dolphin watching tours along Costa Adeje, Tenerife. Today we observed numerous groups of Pilot whales, Bottlenose dolphins and a large active pod of Atlantic Spotted dolphins. Thanks to all the wonderful people who joined our eco-adventures today to respectfully observe the amazing whales and dolphins of Tenerife. We hope to see you all again soon!