Alexandros Frantzis

Alexandros (born in Athens, Greece, in 1964) holds a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Aix-Marseille II, France. He has been carrying out and coordinating dolphin research projects since 1995 in the Greek Seas, and he is the founder of the Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute. He founded and still directs the long-term research programs on the sperm whales of the Greek Seas and the mixed-species dolphin societies of the Korinthian Gulf.

His contribution to the Ionian Dolphin Project was key in the early years of the project for the establishment of our first field base in the Island of Kalamos and the designation of the Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago as a Natura 2000 area site. Nowadays, Alexandros and the rest of our friends from the Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute continue to provide valuable support and advice to the IDP.