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Tethys is conducting internationally qualified scientific research aimed at the conservation of whales and dolphins since 1986.

The institute has been promoting the first citizen science projects on Mediterranean

cetaceans and offers not just whale watching, but exciting field courses for paying volunteers

wishing to help researchers at sea.

Join us in the Sanctuary

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Tethys’  long term project, CSR (Cetacean Sanctuary Research) in the Ligurian Sea is a citizen science project. 2015  teams will start again next May approx. Anyone can participate.

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Join us in beautiful Greece

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The IDP (Ionian Dolphin Project), located in Greece and ongoing since 1991, will again be open to participants starting May 2015. Please check again for new dates and fees. No previous experience is required.

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An expedition as a gift

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Offer a week among whales and dolphins to someone you love. The lucky ones receiving the present will be able to freely choose their dates and their destination (Greece or Ligurian Sea)

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How was it in the field?

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Pics and the news about participants and researchers during the past season can still be checked on Tethys’ FBpage:

#mediterraneanwhales, #CSRstory,

#mediterraneandolphins,  #IDPstory .

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Tethys' Projects

A series of best pictures regarding Tethys' ongoing long term research projects conducted in the Mediterranean which you can join: CSR in the Pelagos Sanctuary, Ligurian Sea on board the RV "Pelagos", and IDP in the coastal waters of Greece.

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Tethys' Blog

Recent updates

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(Italiano) Statistica per tutti in webinar mercoledi 22 ottobre

Saturday October 18th, 2014

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News from the latest cruise: CSR 20 (September 15th – 21st)

Thursday September 25th, 2014

The very last week of the season just ended. And what a week! Despite the windy weather, we got the chance to sight several sperm whales, very friendly striped dolphins.. read more

(Italiano) A Pavia il primo seminario su biologia e conservazione dei mammiferi marini

Wednesday September 24th, 2014

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