Las mejores aventuras de ecoturismo costero & marino en Europa

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The enormous Walrus is the third largest pinniped species, and can only be found around the Arctic Circle. Luckily, we have the unique opportunity of seeing this species in its natural environment in Europe, by just taking a visit to Svalbard archipelago at Norway's northernmost limits.

This amazing marine mammal is catalogued as 'Vulnerable' by the IUCN Red List of threatened species and protected in Svalbard since 1952, as current global population level is not known and it faces growing threats. Some of these are human disturbance in their habitat (they are highly susceptible), and the reduction in seasonal sea ice cover quality (timing, extent and characteristics) due to global warming, leaving unfavourable ice conditions for feeding, pupping and breeding, therefore affecting their reproductive success.

The Walrus can grow up to 3.6m and weigh up to 1,560kg, males being larger than females, and calves are born already reaching up to 85kg and 1.3m! Their huge fat-filled bulky body is covered by a brown fur coat. They have a small head with small eyes, a flat broad muzzle with many short stiff sensory whiskers (called mustacial vibrissae), but also their characteristic enormous external tusks, which can grow up to 1m and 5kg in males!

They are very sociable and gregarious, usually found on land/ice in tight groups of tens to many hundreds of individuals and foraging for bivalve molluscs in shallow coastal waters. They have their pups around April-June, so we recommend you go and see them during summer when they haul out in big aggregations. Mating season is in winter (December-January) and this is the time to see those iconic male-male fights using their huge tusks and males defending a small territory in the water and performing vocal & visual displays, to win not only a high position in the hierarchy but of course the female's attention.

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Explora los mares de Europa

80.00

Puesta de Sol en Barco en San Sebastián

España Euskadi
25.00

Excursión de Kayak al Atardecer en el Parque Natural del Delta del Ebro

España Cataluña Tierras del Ebro Parque Natural del Delta del Ebro
40.00

Ruta del Flysch en Barco por los Paisajes de Juego de Tronos

España Euskadi
35.00

Rúa Island Dive in Ria de Arousa

España Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa
30.00

Guided Stand Up Paddle Tour in Lisbon

Portugal Region de Lisboa
35.00

Ruta Autoguiada en Kayak y Esnórquel en el islote de Areoso

España Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa
48.00

Aventura de Esnórquel en Gran Canaria

España Canarias Gran Canaria
30.00

Eco Excursión en Barco en la Ría Formosa

Portugal Algarve
40.00

Avistamiento de Delfines en Nazaré

Portugal Portugal Central
1290.00

Programa de Voluntariado de Conservación Marina en Split

Croacia
45.00

Travesía en Velero por el Abra en Bilbao

España Euskadi
55.00

Blasket Island Marine Eco Tour

Irlanda Condado de Kerry Islas Blasket
35.00

Avistamiento de aves en Ría Formosa

Portugal Algarve
48.00

Boat & Walking Tour to Sisargas Islands

España Galicia Costa da Morte
¡Nuevo!
200.00

Seal & Lagoon Tour

Reino Unido Escocia Argyll & Bute
40.00

Sailing Trip to Izaro Island

España Euskadi
125.00

Half-day Seal & Bird Watching Tour in the Waddensea

Países Bajos
430.00

4-day Sailing Cruise along Lefkada, Kefalonia & Ithaca

Grecia Grecia Occidental Islas Jónicas
30.00

Benagil & Marinha Caves Boat Tour

Portugal Algarve Portimao
35.00

Clase de Surf en Grupo en la Playa de las Américas

España Canarias Tenerife