The inhabitants of the Atlantic ocean
In the waters of Tenerife like to “hang out” the inhabitants of the Atlantic ocean, because around the island are ocean trenches, the depth of which reaches 3000 meters. So going on boat trips (which I mentioned in the article, the Best beach vacation) from Los Cristianos, Los Gigantes or from the port of Las Americas, You can count on a meeting with dolphins, whales, and sperm whales. In the waters of the Atlantic about the Canary Islands are home to more than a dozen species of cetaceans.
The inhabitants of the Atlantic ocean – Dolphins
Especially often whales occur in the Strait between the Islands of Tenerife and La Gomera, there is one of the ocean depths. However, whales are “small” six-meter, the so-called whales – pilots (whales). To know them on a dark color, a large bump on his forehead and a long back the fin.
The inhabitants of the Atlantic ocean – Blue whale
Are there sharks around the Canary Islands? Of course, there is. But they never come close to the shore, avoiding small depths. And in the history of tourism, was not recorded any cases of shark attacks on humans. At the time of fishing have been getting smaller sharks (1 m) at the bait. Although aquatic fauna Tenerife not as varied as in the tropical seas, here also you can find interesting specimens: Moray, bearded worm, fish-urchin, etc.
But on the rocks and breakwaters you can see sea urchins and amazing in its colouring crabs: red, purple, and even a few flowers. I was not able to do any pictures crab, as I have not been selected. Don’t know how much they feel the approach of a man, but quickly crawl out into the cracks, once you start to approach them.