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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Get on board with the researchers!

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Conceptu Maris' citizen science campaign has officially begun, an important activity that will already allow nature-loving citizens to make a concrete contribution to the protection and conservation of cetaceans and…

A “common” language

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The first protocol on how to collect and interpet data has been developed by researchers In recent weeks, the researchers participating in LIFE Conceptu Maris have reached an important step…

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.

         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.

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