Cetaceans in South Tenerife

List and description of the most common different species of cetaceans that we could spot during our tour. Scientific tour in south coast of Tenerife. The selection we provide is not something definitive. It is only a sample of the most common species in our tour. The descriptive texts as the pictures or any other audiovisuals materials can be eventually replaced due to new discoveries during our tours. Even our new experiences.

Bottlenose dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Identification of Bottlenose dolphin: Large and robust body compared to other dolphins. Dark gray color. Short and wide faced. Shows high and curved dorsal fin like a sickle. It is common to watch them in Tenerife in small groups around the coastal fish farms. Males…

Pilot Whale

Identification of short finned Pilot whale: It is recognizable by its dorsal fin with very wide base. The dorsal fin is higher and wider at its base in males than in females. Their heads are bulbous and this can become more defined in older males. Short-finned pilot…

Turtles in Canary Islands

One of the great exponents of Macaronesian culture and zoogeography are turtles in Canary islands. Macaronesia is a geographical region that includes five archipelagos, which are: the Azores, Madeira, Cape Verde and Canary Islands. Sea turtles are exceptionally…

Sea Birds in Canary Islands

Descriptions of the different seabirds that we can find in our tour. Information on the occasional occurrence of the different migratory species and resident species. The selection of species it offers is not definitive. This is just a sample of the most common species on our tour. Descriptive texts such as images or any other audiovisual material may be promptly replaced due to new findings during our tours. Even for our new experiences.
Corey's Shearwater
Pardela Atlantica