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 alla conferenza ECS

2 May 2024
The 35th edition of the ECS, European Cetacean Society conference was held in Catania from…

Conceptu Maris first documentary

5 March 2024
The first version of the LIFE Conceptu Maris project documentary LIFE20 NAT/IT/001371 was published on…

Citizen Science 2024

5 February 2024
In questi giorni ricomincia ufficialmente la campagna di Citizen Science 2024 di LIFE Conceptu Maris,…

A Shared Database

22 December 2023
From November 22nd to November 24th, 2023, representatives from Life Conceptu Maris partners and members…

Deep blue 2023 – The winning shots!

3 October 2023
Our jury has decided the winners of the photo contest "Deep blue: whales, dolphins and…

A special summer for cetaceans and sea turtles

18 September 2023
The scientists of the LIFE Conceptu Maris project, with the help of volunteers, collected a…

         Citizen science

                      Be a part of cetacean and sea turtle monitoring!



Get on board on the ferries together with Conceptu Maris researchers (16 routes available throughout the Mediterranean Sea) and make a concrete contribution to the protection and conservation of these species.


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

Coordinating beneficiary

Associated beneficiaries

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