LIFE CONCEPTU MARIS
In defense of the giants
of the Mediterranean Sea
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.
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.
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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.
The project is initially conducted in a large area of the southern Tyrrhenian Sea. The procedures are then also replicated in the Adriatic and Eastern Ionian Sea, in the Pelagos Sanctuary and in the Spanish corridor for the migration of cetaceans, north of the Balearic Islands.