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  • Ischia Dolphin Project
  • Roman Dolphins

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Join the Ischia Dolphin Project to watch whales and dolphins at sea

Since 1991, seven Mediterranean cetacean species, weekly expeditions from May to September

Cruises are open to everybody who wish to share and work enthusiastically on the field. Anybody can participate. The Project is almost exclusively supported by the financial contribution of participants. The money you pay to participate in the program will be used to cover the project running costs. The financial contribution of project participants is essential to allow study and conservation activities to continue.



Roman Dolphins is the research project monitoring the cetaceans frequenting the Roman coast between Fiumicino, Ostia and Torvaianica, including the Marine Protected Area "Secche di Tor Paterno". The target species is the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). The species is protected by the Bern, Barcelona and Washington Convensions, by the EU Habitat Directive and by the 157/’92 Italian law, resulting the only species, among those under the protection of the MPA “Secche di Tor Paterno”, profiting of a very high degree of consideration in terms of conservation measures. To date, 90 individuals were photoidentified by Oceanomare Delphis Onlus researchers.


The purpose of this project is to achieve a better understanding of the presence of bottlenose dolphin and the interactions with human activities along the Roman littoral. In particular, the study is developing a regular monitoring program to study the distribution, the abundance, the use of the habitat and behavior of the species, to produce an updated data platform and to evaluate the impact of fishing activities (gillnets and trawlers).




Oceanomare Delphis Onlus and CIBRA under the agreement signed with ACCOBAMS (Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic area) will be running a new training course to qualify Marine Mammal Observers and operators of Passive Acoustic Monitoring systems.

When: 23rd to 28th September 2019

WhereAlbergo della Regina Isabella, Lacco Ameno, Island of Ischia (Italy)

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