Archipelagos’ Marine Mammal Research team continue almost daily surveys at sea , on board the research vessels Naftilos and Pinelopi, despite the frequently rough seas of the autumn months.

During 77 days of survey in the Northeastern Aegean, we had 124 sightings of marine mammal populations.

The sightings include 4 species of dolphins (bottlenose, common, striped and Risso’s dolphin), 2 species of whales (sperm whales and Cuvier’s beaked whales), as well as the endangered Mediterranean monk seal.

This research and conservation action will continue throughout the winter months.