07 July 2008
Kalamos, 29 June - 5 July
Before working on this project I was unaware of the severity of the problems facing many of the Cetaceans present within the Mediterranean Sea. After helping research into the common dolphin and bottlenose dolphin and learning of the evident decrease in resident populations of both species, I only hope that action will be taken to prevent the extinction of these species in the Ionian Sea and hopefully to help the population recover.
I have enjoyed the last five days working with the Tethys researchers and am pleased to have had the opportunity to contribute to such a worthwhile project. Although I was partly aware of the problems facing marine life due to overfishing and pollution, I didn’t appreciate how urgent the situation is or how severe. The voluntary work has been enjoyable as well as informative; seeing the dolphins, both bottlenose and common, so up close was a unique experience and made the early mornings worth it!
Great time! Beautiful house, amazing Ionian Sea and Kalamos island and of course WONDERFUL dolphins. Thanks to Silvia, Annalise and Shiva who taught us everything about Mediterranean Sea and dolphins behaviour.
Malgosia & Piotr, Poland