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Whales in Canarian Waters

Whales in Canarian Waters

The abundance of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in Canary waters between March and May is usually accompanied by one of its natural predators....whales!!!!. This time of year its nor unusual to find these whales off the coast of the Canary islands.  Yesterday...

Popcorn Seaweed in The Canary Islands

Popcorn Seaweed in The Canary Islands

Calcareous seaweed has become well know for its shape that resembles popcorn and in abundance on the Canary island of El Hierro due to an expoliation place on the beach. As published on Monday in Spanish newspapers El País, visitors are taking about ten kilos a month...

Butterfly Swarm in Lanzarote

There seems to be an exceptional swarm of butterflies on the island at the moment. The Canary Islands are home to around 600 species (including moths) and more than a quarter of these are not found anywhere else in the world! The Monarch butterfly is...

Blue Whale In Puerto del Carmen

A video emerged 2 days ago from Conocer Lanzarote of a Blue Whale seen off the coast of Puerto del Carmen on 28th September. People enjoying the sunshine on the local beach of Playa Grande could see the whale which was approximately half a mile away from the coast. It...

We've Found Dory

The Acanthurus Monroviae is a tropical fish which lives in the waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean. The more common name to many of us is Dory which has come from the popular animated films Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. This little blue fish has been found in the...

We’ve Found Dory

The Acanthurus Monroviae is a tropical fish which lives in the waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean. The more common name to many of us is Dory which has come from the popular animated films Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. This little blue fish has been found in the...

Diadema Hedgehogs In Danger

Over the recent months there has been growing concern over the motality of the Antillarum. These white shell creatures can be seen covering the rocks and the seabed all over the Canary Islands but they seem to be dissapearing quickly, so fast that it is thought that...

Angel Sharks Being Monitored In The Canaries

The Canarian archipelago is serving as an experimental field for a group of scientists studying the angel shark, or angelfish (Squatina squatina). The species is in danger of extintion and they are now being monitored by a new system using acoustics. Apparentley the...

Pigeon Racing Lanzarote

You dont see many pigeons around on a day to day bases, so much so you would wonder if these birds are resident on the island. There are however quite a few natives that have pigeon lofts in their houses and take part in sporting events and use them for racing. There...