Gulf of Corinth

Golf von Korinth

Gulf of Corinth, Greece

The Gulf of Corinth is a semi-enclosed embayment in central Greece, inhabited by four odontocete species: striped dolphins, short-beaked common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and (one) Risso’s dolphin. Our partner Dolphin Biology and Conservation has been conducting research in this beautiful area for several years.

You can join the researchers in the field for a “Dolphin Biology Week”.

A Dolphin Biology Week will provide you with opportunities of monitoring dolphins and other fauna in the Gulf of Corinth, together with experienced marine biologists who have been studying Mediterranean dolphins for a long time.

This one-week programme includes informal seminars on marine conservation and data collection during boat surveys.

Through a direct involvement in field activities you will learn how the researchers manage to locate, track and photo-identify individual dolphins at sea. You will discover how a regular monitoring of the study area can contribute to the understanding of dolphin ecology and conservation needs.

The field station is located in Galaxidi, a picturesque village on the Gulf of Corinth’s northern shore. The environment at the field station is informal, and the researchers will do their best to make you feel at home.

Dates and facts 2017

Dates (arrival and departure):

4 June – 10 June
11 June – 17 June
18 June – 24 June
16 July – 22 July
23 July – 29 July
30 July – 5 August
6 August – 12 August

Maximum number of participants: four per week

Minimum age: 18

Course language: English

Contribution to dolphin monitoring costs: €690*

(* the contribution supports a long-term marine conservation programme and helps cover part of the costs of dolphin monitoring)

What is included in the contribution to dolphin monitoring costs:

– Boat surveys in search of dolphins and other marine fauna, including use of research boat and equipment
– All lunches (vegetarian) are prepared and offered by the researchers
– Gas and expenses for boat surveys
– Housing (single rooms within large self-catering apartment shared by up to four participants)
– Use of facilities at the field station
– Briefings and informal lectures by experienced marine biologists

What is not included in the contribution to dolphin monitoring costs:

– Travel expenses to and from Galaxidi, Greece
– Food (except for all lunches)
– Travel and health insurance

Application

For applications, additional information and photographs visit Dolphin Biology & Conservation