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OCEANOMARE DELPHIS Onlus is an independent organization which does not receive funding from governments, political parties and trade unions.
To us, independence, means freedom of speech and action everywhere
and in all circumstances.



Adopt a fin!

OCEANOMARE DELPHIS Onlus study, monitor and photograph whales and other cetaceans in their natural environment, performing actions for the identification and subsequently cataloging them. Permanent natural trademarks present on their fins, allow us to identify individuals and to follow them through the years.



And You can help too!

With a small donation you can support our research activities and the conservation of cetaceans in the Mediterranean, but also you can adopt a whale or a dolphin or pass the adoption to friends and family.

With this simple gesture you will form a special bond with your whale and at the same time you will help to protect their populations and the environment in which they live in.








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(Delphinus delphis)

Once one of the most abundant cetacean species in the Mediterranean, common dolphins have declined throughout the region since the 1960s. This population has been classified as Endangered in the IUCN Red List. The causes of their decline include prey depletion by overfishing and incidental mortality in fishing gear.

 capodoglio en

(Physeter macrocephalus)

No estimate of population size exists for the region, but the total number of sperm whales in the Mediterranean is more likely in the hundreds than the thousands.I 2012 this population has been classified as Endangered in the IUCN Red List. The most likely cause of recent decline of sperm whales in the Mediterranean is entanglement in high-seas swordfish driftnets, which has caused considerable mortality since the mid-1980s. Such mortality is ongoing. The disturbance from intense marine traffic and collisions with vessels may be serious as well. Underwater noise from mineral prospecting (seismic airguns), military operations, and illegal dynamite fishing are other sources of concern.

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(Tursiops truncatus)

The most coastal cetaceans in the Mediterranean, bottlenose dolphins are particularly exposed to human activities. Until the 1960s they were one of the main targets of culling campaigns, with thousands of animals killed. In recent times, prey depletion caused by overfishing , incidental mortality in fishing gear and health effects caused by pollution are significant threats. Mediterranean bottlenose dolphins have been proposed for classification as Vulnerable in a Red List assessment by IUCN.

grampo en 

(Grampus griseus)

The ecology and status of Risso's dolphins are poorly known. While no estimate of abundance is available for the Mediterranean, numbers are low in comparison to other small odontocetes. The main known threat is entanglement in drift gillnets. Other problems include noise disturbance and ingestion of plastic debris. Risso's dolphins are considered Data deficient.


 comeAdottare en

baby en
(4 Euro mothly or 39 Euro yearly)

We’ll send you via mail the adoption certificate + subscription to our newsletter

Standard en
(6 Euro mothly or 59 Euro yearly)

We’ll send you via mail the adoption certificate + subscription to our newsletter + we’ll send you an Oceanomare Delphis Onlus personalized t-shirt

gold en
(9 Euro mothly or 99 Euro yearly)

We’ll send you via mail the adoption certificate + subscription to our newsletter + an Oceanomare Delphis Onlus personalized t-shirt + a silver pendant


To Support OCEANOMARE DELPHIS Onlus is simple

choose when and how much to donate, just a few cents a day will be enough.

your donation is tax deductible in the tax return (you can deduct from gross Income Tax  for IRPEF purposes up to 26% of the amount donated in 2013 to a maximum of € 2,065.83 - art.15bis Presidential Decree 917/86 - or you can deduct the donation from your income Tax Return for an amount not exceeding 10% of the declared income up to a maximum of € 70,000 per annum - art.14 DL 35/05).

• You can make your own SINGLE DONATION

- by bank transfer on IT10F0200822690000401439034 IBAN - BIC Swift: UNCRITM1CG2 

- Credit Card / PayPal

• You can make your DONATION RECURRENT (MONTHLY or ANNUAL) with

- Credit Card / PayPal

Your adoption will last one calendar year or more if you want to continue to support us in study and conservation of the dolphins


 Minimum donation to
adopt a fin is 39,00 Euro