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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...

Threat to Canarian Barn Owl

The environmental organization for birdlife has asked the Canary Islands to develope a conservation plan for the Barn Owl which records have shown a 13% decline in the last decade. The Canarian Majorera Owl has been nationaly catagorised as vulnerable and has been...

Shark Diving

The waters around Lanzarote are another world completely as any diver would tell you. Many people are aware of the dolphins that sometimes can be seen around the shores and there is an abundance of all types of different fish lying beneath the surface. A  trip to...

Jellyfish

It doesn't happen often and if it does there is plenty of warning so that you can take care but some jellyfish have been spotted around the Papagayo beaches which has meant that a yellow flag has been hoisted. Jellyfish are probably some of the most unusual and...

Lanzarote Turtles

Up to six turtle species have been identified in the Canaries, the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) being the most prolific. Local coastal areas provide a source of food and an area of development for juveniles and subadults, proceeding from American and Cape Verde...

Vultures in Lanzarote

The Canarian Egyptian Vulture is one of the larger birds you can find in the Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. The total population was estimated in 2000 and inhabits open, arid and rugged landscapes Egyptian Vultures are scavengers and they feed on carrion. Due to their...

Baby Iguanas Born in Lanzarote

A pair of rhinoceros or horned iguanas from the reptilarium of Rancho Texas theme park in Puerto del Carmen are being reproduced for the first time in a totally natural way outside of Hispaniola, the Caribbean island that share the Dominican Republic and Haiti, place...

Flying Fish

The ferry crossing can be very interesting between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Not only because of the amazing views, its not unusual to see flying fish jumping out of the water during the crossing. This species can be found in all tropical and sub tropical oceans....

Podenco

The Podenco is a Canarian hound which are normaly kept as hunting dogs for rabbits. There are very few people these days that keep packs of them to hunt, a majority are kept as pets. They very slight built and can look like they are under fed but this is because they...