Let’s talk briefly about some of the many species that can be found in the vicinity of our coasts. We will not be able to stop at all of them due to the great variety of specimens that can be seen.
Our community of pilot whales is unique worldwide, more than 200 specimens inhabit our sea on a regular basis. These animals measure between four and five metres and can weigh more than 3000 kg. They live in stable communities and hunt day and night at different depths.
In search of temperate waters and a warm climate, the bottlenose dolphin is another of the omnipresent species along the coast of Tenerife. They usually develop in groups of 20 and the male is slightly larger than the female. Both are around two and a half metres long. They are very sociable animals and are often sighted on scheduled excursions.
Between 11 and 18 metres long and weighing between 15 and 60 tonnes, the sperm whale is one of the largest species living in our archipelago. They are most frequently seen in spring. This animal is the largest toothed predator on the planet, its favourite prey is the giant squid, and it can live for more than 60 years. Do you dare to meet it?
Loggerhead sea turtle
Although it is not a cetacean, it is, obviously, one of the species that reach our coasts. Their stay is temporary, as they visit us from the waters of the Caribbean and North America during the summer season. This species can weigh up to 135 kg and live for almost 70 years. A majestic animal.