The IDP has received already more than 50 dolphin sighting reports!! Please, do not give up on us; while sailing keep your eyes wide-open for an unusual splash at the horizon, for that “weird” concentration of seabirds in a certain spot, or for anything else that might indicate presence of dolphins… and report back to us.
Do not miss September’s issue of THE IONIAN magazine with an article about the public awareness and educational activities developed in the context of the IDP, which also encourages sailors and boaters to collaborate with us by reporting their dolphin sightings and by following our “Be Dolphin SMART” guidelines.
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.
Do not miss August’s issue of THE IONIAN magazine with an article about the Ionian Dolphin Project and our pioneer initiative about encouraging boaters to report their cetacean sightings to us.
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.
Click here for the on-line article Check out for the latest media coverage on Dolphins of Greece, following the article that came out recently on Newscientist. This article came out last 25th September in Sunday’s special supplement on Science of “TO BHMA” (In English; “The Tribune”). Read English version below for detail. I wold like to […]
The question whether cetaceans understand the concept of death is discussed in NewScientist, based on observations done by Tethys Research Institute in the Amvrakikos Gulf with the collaboration of our Earthwatch volunteers. I take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work joAn
With our last team of Earthwatch volunteers we spent the first two days surveying the waters surrounding the beautiful island of Kalamos (Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago). The spirits were high after the short-beaked common dolphin sighting we had on our last day with the previous team. This time we did not find common dolphins, but […]
A couple of weeks ago, the online news editor from the renowned New Scientist Magazine – Rowan Hooper – joined the ‘Dolphins of Greece’ Project in the Amvrakikos Gulf. Hooper, thanks to an EarthWatch initiative, had the opportunity to spend nine days shoulder-to-shoulder with Tethys’ researchers Joan Gonzalvo and Iva Popovic. After this experience, Hooper […]
A few days ago, two V.I.D. (Very Important Dolphins) were encountered around the island Kalamos: Pira and Spiti, both bottlenose dolphins, seen together in a group of 11 individuals. In 2006 Pira, a male, had a piece of yellow fishing net stuck in his blowhole, but by July 2009 he had managed to extrude the […]