Tenerife: One of the best whale watching sites in the world
Whales are most certainly the kings of the sea. Being the largest animals in the world, this species has conquered almost every ocean in the world. They are one of the most mysterious and yet most famous animal. After all, they live in the ocean but are not fish, they are actually mammals like you and me. Renting a car in Tenerife is the best way to get to certain points in the island quickly and spend a day whale watching.
Biologists have counted nearly 26 different whale species in Tenerife. The most popular species are:
Blue whales. If whales are kings of the sea, then blue whales are the kings of kings. They are not only the largest animal alive, they are the largest animal ever to inhabit the earth. They are quite smart and adaptable. A few years ago they were thought extinct due to massive hunting, but recent studies and their sudden reappearance suggest that they learned that staying beneath a certain depth they were not locatable. Rent a car in Tenerife and drive all the way south, if you are lucky, you might get to see these marvelous animals.
Killer whales or orcas. An adult orca has no natural predator, in fact, they are so smart that they can hunt even other whales, huge whales. Despite their peaceful appearance, they can be extremely aggressive while hunting but for some reason there are no confirmed reports of an orca attacking a human being, ever. Rent a car in Tenerife and drive through the south coastline to try your luck, hopefully you will get to watch a few of these enigmatic whales.
Dolphins. Simply one of the most popular animals in the world. Dolphins are a common site in the island. Rent a car in Tenerife and you should have no problem getting to a place where dolphins can be observed.