The IDP website came to life about a year ago. Today we received sighting report number 100!!!
In year 2012, the Earthwatch Community Volunteers Fellowship has given the opportunity to 5 young Greek scientist/students to join the Ionian Dolphin Project. This pioneer initiative in Greece has been possible thanks to the support of The Chesonis Family Foundation and Earthwatch.
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.
A few months ago when we started to work in the idea of a new Ionian Dolphin Project website I contacted our friend Massimo to ask for his collaboration.
Coming to Vonitsa as a research assistant happened naturally for me. The Mediterranean Sea and its beautiful coasts, is a region very close to my heart, and I immediately knew that I had to be a part of the Ionian Dolphin Project. It was late evening when I arrived in Vonitsa. I managed to block […]
Tethys collaborator Zsuzsanna Pereszlényi received her MSc in Biology during an official cerimony at the University of Pécs, Hungary, after having also passed a most challenging State Exam. Susie graduated with a thesis titled “Feeding behaviour of common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece”. GB —Photo: Susie in regalia at her MSc […]
Isn’t it strange how six weeks sometimes feel like a small eternity? That’s at least the impression I have as my time here in Amvrakikos Gulf is drawing to an end. Once immersed in the pleasant routine of combined field and analytic work, everything else fades away and you feel like you have been here […]
What an incredible experience. Looking out across the Ionian sea at such a idyllic Greek postcard perfect scene it isn’t hard to believe there are dolphins here, but I was still unprepared for the huge thrill of observing them at such close quarters as they feed, socialise and occasionally perform aerobatics. I feel totally immersed […]
Nine days in the office, or in the field on the Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece? I know which I prefer! As Earthwatch staff, we are here to experience what a project is like from a volunteer’s perspective, and remind ourselves why we do what we do. Elah, our fellow volunteer, is an avid dolphin lover, with […]
Our second team of volunteers is about to end and tomorrow will be our last day at sea. This time our team relied on the participation of two members of the Earthwatch Institute, who have been given the opportunity of seeing how things work in the field. Emma, from the Engagement Department, working with several […]