A new cycle of interdisciplinary on-site research of the Aegean Islet Conservation Project was completed in the past days, aboard the research vessel Aegean Explorer, in the framework of the Archipelagos Institute’s collaboration with the University of Toronto, , John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design. This common research that has started since
A mutilated striped dolphin was found stranded on the north shores of Samos island. Its tail was severed and had a sharp piercing wound – evidence of its deliberate killing. Through assessing the weather patterns of preceding days and the distribution of striped dolphin populations in the region, it is estimated that this dolphin was
A new scientific publication by the Archipelagos Institute for Marine Conservation, entitled “First Assessment of Micro-Litter Ingested by Dolphins, Sea Turtles and Monk Seals Found Stranded along the Coasts of Samos Island, Greece”, formed the first study conducted in the Aegean quantifying the abundance of microplastic and plastics in stranded marine life. Research evaluated pollutants
Twelve Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) have been found stranded, one after the other in recent days on the northwest coast of Cyprus. This has raised great concern regarding both the cause of the event and the devastation to the species’ population in the area. In addition to the 12 whales found dead, it is

Tragedy in Turkey and Syria

Our past week of silence across social media amounts to a small sign of respect for the tragic disaster experienced by our fellow citizens and neighbors in Turkey and Syria. We remain in contact with our colleagues and former students living in the region, as well as being grateful for our researcher who was on
Before the closing of schools for Christmas break, students from the schools of Patmos and Lipsi took part in interactive activities for the protection of the sea. Through presentations and games, we aim to enrich their knowledge regarding biodiversity and ways in which we can all contribute to their protection through our day-to-day actions. Here

Cuvier’s Beaked Whale

Cuvier’s Beaked Whale in the waters of the North Aegean – one of the most important recent recordings by Archipelagos’ marine mammal research team. Research and conservation action continues despite the challenging conditions of the season, as is every winter. It gives us great hope that in specific sea areas such as the waters of

From dawn in the open sea

From dawn in the open sea, having 2-3 hours until the clouds and rains approach us. Despite the challenging conditions and the cold weather, every hour in the open sea is important, in our great effort to protect marine life. Let’s not forget that the protection of the environment is a responsibility we all share
The 8th meeting of the members of ACCOBAMS (Agreement for the Conservation of Cetaceansof the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Adjacent Atlantic Area) was concluded today in Malta, with participants from 24 Mediterranean and Black Sea countries. As a member of ACCOBAMS, Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation participated in the meeting. Our aim was to share
As winter is approaching, Archipelagos’ International School of the Sea continues, despite the often-adverse weather conditions, training actions in applied field research for the protection of the seas. More than 20,000 young people from 46 countries, postgraduate and undergraduate students and young scientists of various specialties, have been trained in the last 22 years in