As a research participant aboard a marvellous old, yet newly refurbished sailing boat, you will explore the ocean searching for sea turtles, dolphins and whales with the help of binoculars. With expert guidance, you will document the sightings and help to identify the marine animals via photo identification.
Gulf of Amvrakikos
The region around the island of Kalamos in the inner archipelago of the Ionian Sea was once famous for its rich biodiversity. Nearly 150 common dolphins were known to live there in the early 1990s. Then the fish stocks were depleted and the dolphins disappeared.
The waters off the coast of Slovenia and the Gulf of Trieste in the northern Adriatic Sea are home to a resident population of common bottlenose dolphins. The research carried out by Morigenos over the past 18 years has shown that about 150 dolphins live here year-round, using these waters for all essential life activities.