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100 sightings reported online…THANK YOU!!!

The IDP website came to life about a year ago. Today we received sighting report number 100!!!

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IDP back on track & new video

In a few weeks the Ionian Dolphin Project will start the 2013 fieldwork season. Do not miss our brand NEW video.

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One of those days…

21st of August; a sighting of bottlenose dolphins. Sometimes images tell you much more that any words we might think of; this is one of those occasions. Watch this video and let us share our experience with you.

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Dolphins our twins? – IDP in TO VIMA

Do not miss the latest article in To VIMA about cetacean cognitive capabilities and intelligence, which features also the Ionian Dolphin Project and our “Be Dolphin SMART” initiative.

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More on public awareness and education

IDP is developing numerous educational and public awareness initiatives to promote marine conservation among the local communities. Find out more and do not miss our photo gallery.

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Lonely MONK in the Ionian Sea

On tuesday 19th June we encountered a lonely monk seal Monachus monachus in the Inner Ionian Sea. We had the privilege to observe its graceful movements for about an hour. Do not miss this video!!

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First newborn of the season!

Yesterday we had a great day and we spent about two hours with pretty active group of about 10 bottlenose dolphins. Among them there was Sonali a female bottlenose dolphin well known to us and her gorgeous newborn.

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Overfishing animation by OCEAN2012

Today OCEAN2012, a coalition dedicated to ensure that the 2012 reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy stops overfishing, ends destructive fishing practices and delivers fair and equitable use of healthy fish stocks, officially announces European Fish Weeks with the launch of their overfishing animation.

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Fluke malformation in stranded bottlenose calf

On the 8th of May personnel of the Ionian Dolphin Project had the chance to examine a stranded dead calf of bottlenose dolphin in the Amvrakikos Gulf, western Greece. The dolphin, a female of 130 cm of length presented a malformation of its fluke.

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With this new initiative the IDP aims to increase the interest about the conservation of cetaceans inhabiting the beautiful waters of the Ionian Sea, by encouraging residents, charter/flotillas sailing holiday operators and visitors to the area to report their sightings of cetaceans, through a user-friendly on-line form.

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