The 35th Conference of the European Cetacean Society (European Cetacean Society) with the general theme “Marine Mammals and Human Activity: How is sustainable development in coastal areas possible?” Some 500 scientists and researchers from all over the world participated in the conference. 

On behalf of Archipelagos Institute, marine mammal research coordinator Beatriz Tintore participated in the conference presenting some of the results of the research we have been carrying out for the last 16 years on the population of the so-called Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis – a species which, contrary to its name, is now very rare in the Mediterranean. The research was based on the analysis of the acoustic behaviour (underwater communication) of subpopulations of the species in the eastern Aegean Sea.