Cuvier’s Beaked Whale – Ziphius cavirostris

Cuvier's Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris Tenerife Fuerteventura Gran Canaria species Whale watching Lanzarote La Palma gomera El Hierro Canary Islands Canaries Atlantic Ocean

Cuvier’s Beaked Whale – Ziphius cavirostris The Cuvier’s Beaked Whale is part of the family of the beaked whales (Ziphiidae) and thus belongs to the infraorder of the whales (Cetaceans). Ziphius cavirostris got its name from the researcher Georges Cuvier, who first described the animal in 1823. A population in the Mediterranean Sea is so … Read more…

Sei Whale – Balaenoptera borealis

Sei Whale Species Canary Islands Balaenoptera borealis Tenerife Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Whale watching Lanzarote Canaries La Palma Gomera El Hierro Atlantic Ocean

Sei Whale – Balaenoptera borealis The Sei Whale belongs to the family of the rorquals and is therefore part of the infraorder of whales (Cetaceans). Balaenoptera borealis was first described in 1828 by Lesson. “Sei” comes from the Norwegian word for saithe, as Sei Whales feed on them and can therefore be found in their … Read more…

Common or Northern Minke Whale – Balaenoptera acutorostrata

Common Northern Minkwhale Balaenoptera acutorostrata Cetaceans Canary Islands Canaries Tenerife Whale watching species Gran Canaria Lanzarote La Palma Fuerteventura Gomera El Hierro

Northern Minke Whale – Balaenoptera acutorostrata The Northern Minke Whale, also known as Common Minke Whale, belongs to the family of the rorquals and is therefore part of the infraorder of the whales (Cetaceans). Balaenoptera acutorostrata was first described by Lacépède in 1804. Sitemap1 Description, Anatomy & Characteristics2 Habitat, Distribution & Occurrence3 Feeding & Biology4 … Read more…

Humpback Whale – Megaptera novaeangliae

Humpback Whale species Canary islands Megaptera novaeangliae Tenerife Fuerteventura Lanzarote Whalewatching Gran Canaria La Palma Gomera El Hierro Atlantic Ocean

Humpback Whale – Megaptera novaeangliae The Humpback Whale belongs to the family of rorqual and is thus part of the infraorder of the whales. Megaptera novaeangliae was first described by Borowski in 1781. Sitemap1 Description, Anatomy & Characteristics2 Habitat, Distribution & Occurrence3 Biology & Feeding4 Reproduction & Development5 The Humpback Whale & Orcas6 Sources & … Read more…

Bryde’s or Eden’s whale – Balaenoptera edeni or brydei

Bryde's Whale or Eden's Whale Species Balaenoptera edeni brydei Tenerife Whalewatching Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Lanzarote La Palma Gomera El Hierro Canary Islands Canaries Atlantic ocean

Bryde’s Whale or Eden’s Whale – Balaenoptera edeni / brydei The Bryde’s whale, also known as the Eden’s whale, belongs to the family or rorqual and is therefore part of the infraorder of whales. Balaenoptera edeni was first described by Anderson in 1878. It is named after the Norwegian whaler Johan Bryde, which is why … Read more…

Blue Whale – Balaenoptera musculus – The biggest animal on earth

Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus Canary Islands Whales species Canaries tenerife Gran Canaria Whalewatching Fuerteventura Lanzarote La Palma Gomera El Hierro Atlantic Ocean

Blue Whale – Balaenoptera musculus The Blue Whale, also known as sulfur-bellied whale or giant whale, belongs to the family of the Rorqual and is therefore part of the infraorder of the whales. Balaenoptera musculus was first described by Linnaeus in 1758. It is the largest and heaviest known animal that has ever lived on … Read more…

North Atlantic Right Whale – Eubalaena glacialis

North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis whales species canary islands canaries tenerife whalewatching gran canaria Fuerteventura Lanzarote La Palma Gomera El Hierro atlantic

North Atlantic Right Whale – Eubalaena glacialis The North Atlantic Right Whale, also known as the ice whale or Biscay whale, belongs to the family of  Balaenidae and is therefore part of the order of whales. Eubalaena glacialis was first described by Müller in 1776. Sitemap1 Description, Anatomy & Characteristics2 Habitat, Distribution & Occurrence3 Feeding … Read more…

Loggerhead sea turtle – Caretta caretta – Facts & Images

Loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta scuba diving canary islands tenerife fuerteventura la palma la gomera gran canaria el hierro atlantic ocean

Loggerhead sea turtle – Caretta caretta The loggerhead sea turtle is a species in the family of sea turtles and is therefore part of the order of testudines. Caretta caretta is the most common species in its family and therefore provides the most research results on sea turtles. Sitemap1 Description, Anatomy & Characteristics2 Habitat, Distribution … Read more…

Olive ridley sea turtle – Lepidochelys olivacea – Bilder & Fakten

Olive ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys olivacea scuba diving canary islands tenerife gran canaria fuerteventura lanzarote la palma gomera el hierro atlantic ocean

Olive ridley sea turtle – Lepidochelys olivacea The olive ridley sea turtle, also known as the pacific ridley sea turtle, is a species in the family of sea turtles and is therefore part of the order of testudines. Lepidochelys olivacea is the second smallest and rarest species of sea turtles. Sitemap1 Description, Anatomy & Characteristics2 … Read more…

Leatherback sea turtle- Dermochelys coriacea – Facts & Images

Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea scuba diving canary islands tenerife gran canaria fuerteventura lanzarote la palma gomera el hierro atlantic ocean

Leatherback sea turtle – Dermochelys coriacea The leatherback sea turtle is a species in Order of testudines. Dermochelys coriacea is the only living species in the family of Dermochelyidae. It is the largest of all living turtle species. Sitemap1 Description, Anatomy & Characteristics2 Habitat, Distribution & Occurrence3 Feeding & Biology4 Reproduction & Age5 Sources & … Read more…