Fish species - Canary Islands
In areas with many of these
creatures, the seabed can become completely stripped of
algae. There are many great dive centers in the
islands if you don't have your own gear, but for some
great on-line reading try: diving-canary-islands.com
mammals include a variety of cetaceans,
such as rorquals*
(not much known about their distributions in
little known beaked whales, orcas,
the short-finned pilot
whales, false killer whales, Risso's dolphins, common and bottlenose dolphins.
*Rorquals: are the largest group of baleen whales, a family with
species in two genera. They include what is
believed to be the largest animal that has ever
lived, the blue whale, which can reach 180
tonnes (200 short tons), and the fin whale, which reaches 120 tonnes
(130 short tons); even the smallest of the group,
minke whale, reaches 9 tonnes.
So, what is being done to help with conservation of the
wonderful marine life that we have here? What is being done to stop
pollution and how can you get involved?
There is so much to see and
do in the Canary Islands, and Lanzarote has
now become a serious destination for
cruising sailors. The island has a
great tourism industry, fantastic marinas
and possibly the best anchorage in all the
There can be strong
currents and acceleration zones around
the island, sometimes making for an
exhilarating sail. The anchorages
that are available can be effected by
easterly winds, creating not just swell,
but making them untenable. Having
said that, the prevailing winds will
allow you to anchor quite comfortably,
but be prepared to put up with swell and
currents, and be ready to move if
necessary. READ MORE...
The marina in Las Palmas is very well situated, has a boat yard with travel lift, and professionals in all aspects of yacht maintenance. Of the many industrial zones 'El Sebadel' is hard to beat, not only will you find chandlery, but every conceivable manufacturer and engineer, along with all the supplies. READ MORE...
La Palma has an area of 706
km2 making it the fifth largest of the seven main Canary
Like the other islands of the Canary Island archipelago, is a volcanic ocean island. The volcano rises almost 7 km (4 mi) above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. There is road access from sea level to the summit at 2,423 m (7,949 ft), which is marked by an outcrop of rocks called Los Muchachos ("The Lads"). READ MORE...
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