2018 Canary Islands

Being a teacher has its perks. Recently, we had a week of school holidays in March. I found some cheap flights to the Canary Islands and decided to spend 7 days there. We started with 4 days on Fuerteventura followed by 3 days on Tenerife.

I haven't had time to write the blog yet...I just managed to edit the pics and upload them onto the blog. Maybe I can work on the writing on Easter Sunday.

Let's start off with a bang with some panoramic views...

Parque Natural Jandia



Cofete and Pico de la Zarza



Fuerteventura



La Entallada



Parque Natural Corralejo



Punta de Teno



Masca



Masca



Even more Masca



Teide



Teide Caldera



Chinamada



Some extra scenery shots...

Hornos de Cal de La Guirra, Fuerteventura



Antigua, Fuerteventura



View around Mirador de Morra Velosa



Castillo del Toston



La Entallada



Parque Natural Corralejo



Punta de Teno



Teide



Teide



Anaga



Did you expect me to go anywhere without catching some new species? There was a bit of overlap in species with the Mediterranean, so it wouldn't exactly be easy to do well on with a large number of new species in the Canaries. However, with a bit of determination, I did catch 21 new species :)

White Seabream (Diplodus sargus) - Species #772




Guinean puffer (Sphoeroides marmoratus) - Species #773



Canary Damsel (Abudefduf luridus) - Species #774



Golden Grey Mullet (Chelon aurata) - Species #775



Azores chromis (Chromis limbata) - Species #776



Madeira Goby (Mauligobius maderensis) - Species #777



Rock-pool Blenny (Parablennius parvicornis) - Species #778



Bastard grunt (Pomadasys incisus) - Species #779



Axillary Seabream (Pagellus acarne) - Species #780



Common Two-Banded Seabream (Diplodus vulgaris) - Species #781



Salema (Sarpa salpa) - Species #782



Sharpsnout Seabream (Diplodus puntazzo) - Species #783



Black Scorpionfish (Scorpaena porcus) - Species #784



Saddled Seabream (Oblada melanura) - Species #785



Madeira Rockfish (Scorpaena maderensis) - Species #786



Red Porgy (Pagrus pagrus) - Species #787



Pearly Razorfish (Xyrichtys novacula) - Species #788



Emerald wrasse (Symphodus trutta) - Species #789



Molly Miller (Scartella cristata) - Species #790



Rock Goby (Gobius paganellus) - Species #791



Macaronesian Sharpnose-Puffer (Canthigaster capistrata) - Species #792



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And some non-lifers

Annular Seabream (Diplodus annularis)



Comber (Serranus cabrilla)



Mediterranean Rainbow Wrasse (Coris julis)



Cardinalfish (Apogon imberbis)



Painted Comber (Serranus scriba)



Flathead Grey Mullet (Mugil cephalus)



Ornate Wrasse (Thalassoma pavo)



Planehead Filefish (Stephanolepis hispidus)


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 that scorpionfish is

Sat, 2018-03-31 12:21

 that scorpionfish is identical to what we get in perth waters , refer to them as gurdard but i thaught they were scorpionfish . who know too many species to know.

well done on the additiions

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Bastard Grunt

Sat, 2018-03-31 13:07

 Cool name for a fish. nice pics.

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 #774 damsel fish looks like

Sat, 2018-03-31 14:35

 #774 damsel fish looks like you can just about mount it on your wall.

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Great pics

Sat, 2018-03-31 19:32

 Great pics as usual Ken

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Thanks guys! Yeah, I got some

Mon, 2018-04-02 06:37

Thanks guys! Yeah, I got some great snaps of a few fish and they look completely artificial (almost like a fish mount). The Bastard Grunt is indeed a funny name.

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Las Palmas - Gran Canaria

Fri, 2018-04-13 18:29

 I was on an oil rig parked up in the harbour of Las Palmas - Gran Canaria, Canary Island and each day I would watch the charter fishing boats go out chasing marlin and tuna. It drops off super deep just 20 minutes out the front of the city and they get into them. Did my head in not being able to jump on to one of those charters. The spanish guys working onboard used to brag about how good it was... next time maybe.

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No Birds?

Sat, 2018-04-14 12:06

 I looked very keanly for the Cannaries but I did'nt even see a Buudgie.Beawdy photos though