The bottlenose dolphin, protagonist in Tenerife whale watching trips

The bottlenose dolphin, protagonist in Tenerife whale watching trips

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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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Whale Watching Marine Science

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[caption id="attachment_1867" align="alignright" width="225"] A participant helping out on data collection.[/caption] BIOSEAN is a project that combines whale watching and marine sciences in Tenerife, through the participation of people (citizen science), students and researchers. Every day we go out to sea with two main objectives: to collect scientific data from our whale watching tours, and to show our clients the wonders of southern Tenerife, with an educational approach, respect for local fauna, conservation, and dissemination of the marine ecosystem. Our research is largely funded through whale watching tours, but we also receive research funds through agreements signed with universities and research centers. These studies allow us to understand marine fauna, and especially cetaceans, thus having useful tools to propose management, conservation and dissemination measures for the marine environment. Our whale…
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