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Offline andyj

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where to go whale watching
« on: September 08, 2008, 15:20 PM »
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Does anyone know of really good whale watching places and when to visit then to get best results. I know the starights of Gibraltor are good. Are there any other, perhaps less well known spots? Also what species of cetacean would I expect to see at them and when. Any help would be gratefully recieved as Im planning to come over to spain for a holiday in 2009 and would love to do a spot of whale watching as  a break from bug-hunting.
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where to go whale watching
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Re: where to go whale watching
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 20:49 PM »
Hi Andy,

I put together this page last year.

http://www.iberianature.com/material/Whale_and_dolphin_watching_spain.html

Other options are the Canaries and the Bay of Biscay. There are also sighting off the coast of Barcelona but there is no commercial opertaors at them moment as sighting are relatively low.

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Re: where to go whale watching
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 13:14 PM »
cheers nick, really informative page. Looks like a trip to gibraltor then!
andy




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Re: where to go whale watching
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 23:29 PM »
Or combine the Bay of Biscay with the Picos de Europa IberiaNature forum summit  :) (Bit early for insects though.)
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Re: where to go whale watching
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 21:50 PM »
Dylan Walker of planetwhale has kindly sent me this great guide to whale watching in the Bay of Biscay Highly recommended!

http://www.iberianature.com/mammals/sea-mammals/whale-watching-in-the-bay-of-biscay/

Also well worth reading see is piece on the 2008 Plymouth – Santander Big Whale Watch

http://www.iberianature.com/mammals/sea-mammals/plymouth-%e2%80%93-santander-big-whale-watch/

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http://iberianature.com/barcelona/history-of-barcelona/spanish-civil-war-tour-in-barcelona/
Spanish Civil War Tours in Barcelona
http://www.iberianature.com/
A guide to the environment, climate, wildlife, & nature of Spain
The Amazon/Forum Bookshop - lend us a hand
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/shop/index.htm
And also now The Natural History of Britain
http://iberianature.com/brita