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.
Living in such an environment the Atlantic Silver Hatchetfish has evolved some amazing physical attributes. It hunts mostly small crustaceans, like shrimp, so it has large fang like teeth to grasp and penetrate the thin ...
A Loggerhead Sea turtle investigates our whale watching boat and the GoPro today. Great to get such an up close video of this ocean traveler as it swims over to our boat to check us out.
Loggerhead Sea turtles are visitors to Costa Adeje in Tenerife. The largest population of Loggerhead Sea turtles reproduce in the Cape Verde islands and along the Atlantic coast of Florida to the Carolinas in the USA . Many of these turtles use ...
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 ...
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.
Atlantic Spotted dolphins are a transitory off shore species of dolphin. They are the third most commonly observed cetacean species here along Costa Adeje ...
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!
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