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Tenerife, the diving capital of Spain

Tenerife, the diving capital of Spain

Biosean news, Mundo Marino
Tenerife, the diving capital of Spain By Marina Tortosa (@aguitasubmarina) It is true that, at BIOSEAN Whale Watching & Marine Science, cetaceans are our specialty, but... it's not all about whale watching. Tenerife has many other wonderful experiences to offer us, and that's why we like to get away from time to time and tune up our equipment to keep in touch with the big blue from another perspective: diving in it. Our island offers great diving possibilities under a volcanic environment and excellent visibility and temperature conditions. Would you like to get to know the marine biodiversity of the archipelago with us? Read on!   A normal diving day with BIOSEAN Signing up for a dive trip with BIOSEAN is quite simple. No waiting, no hassle. Just contact us, by…
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Citizen science and whale watching

Citizen science and whale watching

Biosean news, Mundo Marino
Citizen science and whale watching Enjoying the sighting of dolphins and whales in their wild habitat has become one of the main attractions for many travelers who choose the Canary Islands to live a unique experience in the middle of nature. This activity, which more and more tourists demand, requires extreme precautionary measures: a bad practice can cause collisions that can endanger the life of the animal and even the lives of the people on board the boat. However, if managed correctly, it can be an extraordinary tool to promote scientific research on marine mammals and environmental education. In addition, tourists who come to these activities can actively help to protect and learn about Tenerife's whale populations. Do you want to know how?   Whale watching tourism, an activity on…
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Sea turtles of Macaronesia

Sea turtles of Macaronesia

Mundo Marino, Sin categoría
Sea turtles of Macaronesia There is something undeniably majestic and special about the slow, leisurely movement of a turtle. This marine animal, capable of traveling thousands of kilometers between continents throughout its life, captivates and floods our curiosity, inspiring legends and mythological symbols in various cultures. More than 150 million years later, sea turtles still inhabit the planet and have managed to survive all kinds of ecological adversities. They are one of the great exponents of Macaronesian culture and biodiversity. Their role in the ecosystem is essential, but their survival is being affected by the degradation of their habitats, gillnetting and accidental fishing, and plastic pollution. However, it is not too late. Sea turtles have an important story to tell, Do you want to know it? [caption id="attachment_14749" align="aligncenter" width="571"]…
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The short-finned pilot whale, a treasure in Canarian waters

The short-finned pilot whale, a treasure in Canarian waters

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The short-finned pilot whale, a treasure in Canarian waters By: Marina Tortosa (@aguitasubmarina) The short-finned pilot whale, scientifically known as Globichepala macrorhynchus, is the most common cetacean in the Canary Islands. In the waters around the southwest of Tenerife and the west coast of La Gomera, it is easy to spot a dark silhouette resting in the sea surface near the coast. The more than 400 photo-identified individuals inhabiting the southern waters of Tenerife constitute one of the few resident pilot whale populations in the world. Today we continue to learn about them on each of our tours, and despite being such a common species on the island, they hold many secrets that we still don't know. Want to know more about these incredible cetaceans? Read on! [caption id="attachment_14242" align="aligncenter"…
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SOCLIMPACT: the effects of climate change on European islands

SOCLIMPACT: the effects of climate change on European islands

Mundo Marino, Sin categoría
SOCLIMPACT: the effects of climate change on European islands By @marinatortosa27 / @aguitasubmarina Global warming is an unequivocal reality. The continued emission of greenhouse gases is causing irreversible changes in the world, and more specifically, in the seas and oceans. The increase of sea temperature, acidification and loss of oxygen are increasingly affecting the marine species that inhabit our waters, modifying their behavior, abundance and distribution. One of the objectives of the SOCLIMPACT project is the study of the vulnerability of cetaceans to these changes, and from BIOSEAN Whale Watching & Marine Science we have contributed our knowledge and experience to help these large marine mammals. Want to know more about this interesting project? Read on!   What is the SOCLIMPACT project? The rate of warming of the world's oceans has doubled…
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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

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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

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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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