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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Conceptu Maris at the Science Festival

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Conceptu Maris at the Science Festival. On 23 October in Genoa the cetaceans and sea turtles of the Mediterranean are the protagonists.

The winning shots!

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Our jury has decreed the winners of the photo contest "Deep blue: whales, dolphins and turtles in the offshore", linked to the LIFE Conceptu Maris project.

Conceptu Maris’ first public event in Rome

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The first public presentation of Life Conceptu Maris will take place on 13 and 14 October 2022, at the Industrie Fluviali multifunctional space in Rome.

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.

Involved areas

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