June 8, 2023

World Ocean Day 2023

The sea is our blue office, the marine habitat where we can meet our oceanic friends. Unfortunately, this habitat is often very polluted. One of the […]
December 20, 2022

Fish aggregation devices

Our modern fishing fleets have come up with many tricks to have a good catch and run prosperous businesses. One of these are fish aggregating devices […]
December 18, 2022

Turtles have survived dinosaurs, continent shifts and ice ages. But whether they survive humans is still unclear

An appreciation post about those long lasting and amazing creatures, that we’re lucky to observe often as a little bonus on our tours. Sadly, we humans […]
December 14, 2022

The Swimming Head

The Ocean Sunfish (Molidae) answers to many names, all of which in some way describe this mysterious oceanic nomad. In contrast to the English common name, […]
June 8, 2022

Tribute to the Ocean

Today is World Oceans Day. A special day! Let’s celebrate it! Let’s use this day to pay homage to the ocean habitat. In this post I […]
December 29, 2021

Thirst for knowledge: Hope for the seals

We have to take our lovely old fishing vessel, the Ribeira Brava, over to Funchal for her to get refuelled. This takes around two and a […]
December 11, 2021

04.12.2021 – Respect and protect

It didn’t work out today. Our Ribeira Brava went far to the westernmost point of the island, Ponta do Pargo seemed within reach. But no dolphins, […]
June 6, 2021

27.05.2021 – Sustentabilidade

We literally had all hands on deck this morning at Lobosonda with a part of our crew aboard the Stenella for a snorkelling tour and the […]
December 5, 2020

Plankton and Nekton

When people hear the word plankton they think of the tiny but fundamentally important aquatic organisms that live near the surface of our oceans. These are […]