The preliminary results of one of the world’s first surveys to assess the content of microscopic plastic fibers in dolphin stomachs found dead on the Aegean coasts are extremely worrying! The research, carried out by the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, in which parts of the digestive system of 7 dolphins were analyzed, has detected
Apart from Archipelagos’ research and conservation actions, over the last years we have been experimenting with small scale applications of renewable energy sources (RES). Archipelagos’ renewable energy research team is one of the most creative and active teams. They are experimenting with using small scale RES applications, such as solar desalinators, wind generators, solar panels,
Another unlucky bottlenose dolphin found dead in Samos island last weekend. The Archipelagos team was able to locate the stranded dolphin with the help of local fishermen. According to researchers at Archipelagos, it was an adult male bottlenose dolphin with a length of three meters. From the autopsy carried out on the spot we could
The first autumn rains initiated a destructive journey of tons of plastic and other debris, which had mostly been accumulating on the roadsides throughout Greece, towards the sea. For many months, this garbage was “waiting” for the local authorities or communities to act, for their collection, with no response! It is unfortunate to see such
On Saturday 13th of September, the educational workshop “Litter in the sea – The effects on humans” (organised by the Society of Active Citizens of Samos, Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation and Samos Divers) was held, with the participation of the local community and representatives of various local bodies. The aim of this workshop was
The heavy rainfalls of last month revealed in the most forceful and, at the same time, the most tragic way, a chronic crime that takes place in Stavropeda of Andros from the 1970’s. Tons of plastic and other rubbish were washed away from the illegal dump and buried the neighboring Shinias beach,  while also covered