Whale sanctuary in the southwest coast of Tenerife

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Whale sanctuary in the southwest coast of Tenerife An archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean has to be, by force, a good place for the sighting of a great number of cetacean species, among them, whales. Diverse migratory routes, depths up to 3000 meters, marine currents, tropical climate, warm and calm sea... all these factors help these extraordinary marine mammals to visit and choose the waters of Tenerife as a place of passage, destination and home. From BIOSEAN: Whale Watching and Marine Science we want to introduce you to the world of whales and accompany you to live an unforgettable experience... do you want to know more? Keep reading!   Tenerife, named a Whale Heritage Site by the World Whale Alliance The geographical position of the Archipelago, its…
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Art and marine biology united by Biosean and Marco Montiel-Soto

Art and marine biology united by Biosean and Marco Montiel-Soto

Mundo Marino
Art and marine biology united by Biosean and Marco Montiel-Soto By: Marina Tortosa (@marinatortosa27 / @aguitasubmarina) A long friendship, curiosity and the tireless desire to continue creating and learning are some of the reasons that lead a marine biologist, Misael Morales Vargas (@misael.morales.vargas), and a multifaceted artist, Marco Montiel-Soto (@marcomontielsoto), to collaborate in the brilliant creation of a sound piece that connects nature and humanity: The sunken lighthouse. Art and science come together in a single artistic composition to explore the relationships between marine wildlife and humans, extinction and biodiversity, freedom and captivity, migration and expedition, Africa and Europe. [caption id="attachment_11601" align="aligncenter" width="938"] Misael Morales y Marco Montiel-Soto a bordo de "El Calderón"[/caption] During the months of October, November and December 2020, a total of 30 expeditions were carried out aboard "El Calderón",…
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The bottlenose dolphin, protagonist in Tenerife whale watching trips

The bottlenose dolphin, protagonist in Tenerife whale watching trips

Mundo Marino, Sin categoría
The bottlenose dolphin, protagonist in Tenerife whale watching trips By: Marina Tortosa (@marinatortosa27 / @aguitasubmarina) Anyone who has been lucky enough to enjoy whale watching on the island of Tenerife, undoubtedly knows one of the most commonly observed species in these marine excursions, along with pilot whales: the bottlenose dolphin. These exceptional, friendly and endlessly curious animals, which inhabit warm and temperate seas all over the world, have found in the Canary Islands a natural refuge to live. [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GDOIeyRuv0[/embed] The bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is a species of odontocete cetacean of the family Delphinidae, the largest of all true dolphins (excluding the killer whale and pilot whales): it can reach 4 meters in length and weigh half a ton, although the individuals of the resident populations in the Canary Islands…
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My conservation internship with BIOSEAN

My conservation internship with BIOSEAN

Biosean news
My conservation internship with BIOSEAN My name is Nadja Hohenadl (@nadja_oceana), I am a marine science student from Scotland (SAMS), born in Germany. I did my conservation internship with BIOSEAN between September & October 2020, in Las Galletas, Tenerife, Spain. Before the Internship I heard of BIOSEAN (@biosean_) via a German friend and simply sent an email to them as an initial application for an internship. With contact information online it was easy to get in touch so that shortly after I had a telephone call with Misael (@misael.morales.vargas), the boss, who introduced me to their concepts and we came up with a time period I could spend with BIOSEAN. I booked my flights from Scotland and started packing my diving gear and travel documents with great excitement. My accommodation…
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COVID-19 safety measures

COVID-19 safety measures

Biosean news
COVID-19 Safety Measures Following the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the Spanish government during the state of alarm, we assure COVID-19 safety measures, providing our guests with sanitizer and we recommend the use of a mask at least during our stay at the port or if the boat is standing still and there is no wind. We have lowered our capacity to 50% to ensure social distancing and to increase the safety of our guests and crewmembers. For any further information, concerning our COVID-19 safety measures, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here. Message from our director We encourage everybody to continue to take action for a clean and healthy planet, in a safe and responsible way. Let’s use the opportunity to go out again…
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SCIENTIFIC READING CHALLENGE

SCIENTIFIC READING CHALLENGE

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SCIENTIFIC READING CHALLENGE BIOSEAN is hosting the SCIENTIFIC READING CHALLENGE! Every week, we will be sending out 1 scientific article to read, highlighting our weekly theme. Follow along as we explore different scientific topics, read a little more, and expand our knowledge for the next 10 weeks! If you would like to participate, please DM your email address to this IG account, @biosean_, or click here and fill out a contact form, and we will add you to the mailing list. To kick off the challenge, this coming week’s theme will be BIODIVERSITY, in honor of the International Day for Biological Diversity this Friday, May 22. Over the coming week, we will be exploring what biodiversity is, highlighting the diversity of Tenerife’s marine life, and why biodiversity is so important…
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Reading in Covid-19 Times

Reading in Covid-19 Times

Biosean news, Mundo Marino
Reading in Covid-19 Times During the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, we have not been going out on the water in compliance with Spanish lockdown regulations and for the safety of our team members and island residents. In addition to our data analysis work, we have stayed busy with a couple of fun on-shore activities like reading in Covid-19 times. We would like to share with you some of our land-based activities! Our Recommendations and Reading in Covid-19 Times It is so important for any scientist to keep up to date with recent publications in their field. We have been taking advantage of this time to read more about what has been happening in the field of marine mammalogy, so If you’d like to read with us, we recommend checking out the following…
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What Do Marine Biologists Do Now?

What Do Marine Biologists Do Now?

Biosean news, Mundo Marino
What Do Marine Biologists Do Now that They Are Stranded on Land? Amid the current Covid-19 crisis, BIOSEAN ceased all tours and surveys in compliance with the Spanish government’s lockdown guidelines and for the safety of our guests and team members. We were happy to do our part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to protect the residents of Tenerife, the island we call “our home”. Unfortunately, this means we have not been out on the water at all during these past few months. So, what do marine biologists do now? what is it we do exactly? Photo Identification One of our onshore projects is the continuation of our data analysis for ongoing research projects, most notably, our photo-identification work. Here you can see some of our work with…
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Internationally Certified Whale Watching in Tenerife

Internationally Certified Whale Watching in Tenerife

Biosean news, Mundo Marino
Internationally Certified Whale Watching in Tenerife We at BIOSEAN are so proud to be Internationally Certified Whale Watching in Tenerife. Announcing that we have received our certification for responsible whale watching by the World Cetacean Alliance, the only international label for whale watching organizations! World Cetacean Alliance Certification The WCA is the only international organization that sets global standards for the whale watching industry. Our certification from the WCA sets us apart from others in this industry because it shows we go the extra mile to protect our cetaceans. This label is only awarded to those whale watching organizations that “operate to the highest standards of care for local wildlife, sustainability, and customer experience.” We are honored to be recognized by the WCA for our commitment to marine life!  …
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Whale watching and weather

Whale watching and weather

Biosean news, Weather
Whale watching and the weather In southern Tenerife, whale watching and weather always go together. Like many other outdoor activities, the tour can be affected according to weather conditions. A comfortable and of quality whale watching excursion always goes along with previous meteorological analysis. Whale watching and Weather in Tenerife [caption id="attachment_2860" align="alignleft" width="206"] the weather can affect the tour[/caption] In general, southern Tenerife holds relatively stable temperatures and sea conditions throughout the year. Temperatures range between 12 and 35 degrees Celsius and the island is usually surrounded by trade winds from the north. We have a wind shadow in the south which protects us from these strong winds. The highest peaks are usually recorded during the winter, December and January being the months with the strongest winds. It is…
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