Archipelagos’ research boat Naftilos has departed this morning for an important research that takes place in the framework of Accobams Survey Initiative: the first large scale cetaceans survey in whole Mediterranean Sea. This challenging research mission of Naftilos will last 2 months and will cover the marine region between Crete, Libya, Tunisia and Malta. One of the target species to be surveyed in this survey is the Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) – the giant deep diver of our seas. It is surprising how little we know about the population dynamic of the Mediterranean subpopulation of this species. The presence of these fascinating animals is described in the Greek Seas since the antiquity, with the impressive for the time, recordings of the philosopher Aristotle. When we are unaware of the important wildlife of our seas, it is impossible to protect it!