In defense of the giants
of the Mediterranean Sea

The project

Abandoned fishing gear, maritime traffic, plastic pollution. The negative effects caused by human activities on cetaceans and sea turtles are increasingly evident. It has therefore become urgent to know better the distribution of the most widespread species in order to develop efficacy strategies.

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LIFE Conceptu Maris photo contest kicks off

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An acrobatic striped dolphin dancing in front of the bow of a boat, a sea turtle struggling with a...

8 June 2022 World Ocean Day

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The oceans cover almost 3/4 of the Earth surface containing 97% of the Planet water.

Science done by citizens

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La citizen science è quell’insieme di pratiche che coinvolgono i cittadini nella raccolta...

The species to be protected

In the Mediterranean Sea, you can observe 8 species of cetaceans and 3 of sea turtles on a regular basis. Spotting mammals such as striped dolphins and bottlenose dolphins in the open sea is not difficult, but to see a leatherback turtle you have to be very lucky.

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