A young, 14-metre long fin whale was identified in the Saronic Gulf on Wednesday the 16th of May, by a member of Archipelagos’ observation network.  This impressive mammal was spotted in the NW region of Aegina, remaining in the gulf for two days to feed, and then departing in an unknown direction.  The research team
A rescue operation was set up in Mykonos island  by volunteers, the coast guard and environmental organizations. In the 15th of May, a young striped dolphin, for unknown reasons, reached the new port in Mykonos, where it remained for about six days. Archipelagos Institute was in constant communication with collaborators on the island, volunteers, the
A mass stranding of Cuvier’s beaked whales took place on the western coastline of Corfu (an island in the Ionian Sea, Greece) on the 30th of November, and stranded whales kept reaching the shore in subsequent days and weeks. The whales found in the days that followed the initial mass stranding event, were in an
A juvenile Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) measuring 12.60m in length and weighing 8.3 tonnes was found stranded on Friday 23rd September 2011 on Mikri Venetia Beach in west Mykonos. Indications so far have led to the conclusion that the mammal died as a result of a collision with a vessel. Multiple external wounds visible on