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The Bottlenose Dolphin in La Palma

a dolphin swimming under water

Recent studies show that the largest concentration of bottlenose dolphins in the Canary Islands is found on the island of La Palma, specifically in the Northeast of the island, in the strip between Fuencaliente and the mouth of the Anguish Ravine in the municipality of Tazacorte.

The benefit that the existence of a marine reserve of fishing interest has meant for the bottlenose dolphin, that is, an area in which fishing and the transit of sports and leisure boats is totally prohibited. This aspect has undoubtedly served to improve not only the habitat conditions of the bottlenose dolphin but of the rest of the cetaceans that inhabit the area.
In the places allowed for the sighting of cetaceans in La Palma, their observation is frequent, since they are one of the most curious species that inhabit the island with humans. They usually approach the boats to swim with the impulse of the movement of the boat.

A reasonable sharing on the part of the whale watching companies and maritime excursions on the island, will allow us to continue enjoying these wonderful animals indefinitely.