07 March 2017

Close your eye



A bottlenose dolphin closes her eye while surfacing in a tight formation with two others.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

04 March 2017

Dolphins-fisheries interactions



Giovanni during a seminar at the University of Ferrara, talking about competitive and food-web interactions between dolphins and Mediterranean fisheries (including coastal aquaculture).

03 March 2017

Dolphins in Ferrara



Giovanni Bearzi and Stefano Mazzotti, Director of the Ferrara Museum of Natural History, with a crowd of interested participants and a supervising skeleton. The event, part of the Darwin Day celebration series, focused on shifting perceptions of whales and dolphins, the difference between conservation and animal welfare, dolphin research in the Gulf of Corinth, and the greatness of Charles Darwin.

Thank you Giorgio Bertorelle (University of Ferrara) and Stefano Mazzotti for a lively evening.

(Photos by S. Bonizzoni)

23 February 2017

Mediterranean monk seal near bather



This photo, taken in July 2013, shows a Mediterranean monk seal near an unaware bather. The seal foraged in the area for a relatively long time, unnoticed by several bathers and people on the beach. Sometimes, lack of monk seal reports may not relate to lack of animals (as scientists would put it: "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence").

(Photo by G. Bearzi, Northern Evoikos Gulf, Greece)

20 February 2017

Full splendor



Striped dolphin in full splendor.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

17 February 2017

Common dolphin babysitting a newborn striped dolphin



A short-beaked common dolphin babysitting a newborn striped dolphin?
Join us in the Gulf of Corinth and discover why.

DOLPHIN BIOLOGY WEEKS

(Photo by M. Silveira Da Ferreira, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

14 February 2017

Lively eyes



A surfacing striped dolphin with beautiful lively eyes.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

10 February 2017

Flying bottlenose dolphins



These spectacular leaps, often considered "play", are often related to aggressive behaviour.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

06 February 2017

DBC core team



Dolphin Biology and Conservation's core team during a meeting in Cordenons, Italy. Left to right: Nina, Giovanni, Lavinia and Silvia.

02 February 2017

Hop



Bottlenose dolphin in the Bay of Itea.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

18 January 2017

12 January 2017

Dolphin Biology Weeks - 2017



You can join us in the field for a “Dolphin Biology Week”.

A Dolphin Biology Week will provide you with opportunities of monitoring dolphins and other fauna in the Gulf of Corinth, together with experienced marine biologists who have been studying Mediterranean dolphins for a long time.

This one-week programme includes informal seminars on marine conservation and data collection during boat surveys. Through a direct involvement in field activities you will learn how the researchers manage to locate, track and photo-identify individual dolphins at sea. You will discover how a regular monitoring of the study area can contribute to the understanding of dolphin ecology and conservation needs.

For more information: www.dolphinbiology.org/weeks/

19 November 2016

Breaching striped dolphin



A striped dolphin breaches close to our research boat.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

16 November 2016

Grey herons



Grey herons Ardea cinerea flying over the Bay of Itea, Greece.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

05 November 2016

White belly



A well-known male bottlenose dolphin shows his belly while jumping.

(Photo by L. Eddy, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

04 November 2016

Seabird trio



Two seagulls and one shearwater try to catch fish as tuna keep the fish school close to the surface.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

29 October 2016

Fetal creases



A newborn bottlenose dolphin. Fetal creases are still present.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

28 October 2016

Marked flukes



A bottlenose dolphin's highly marked flukes.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

24 October 2016

Dolphins and clouds



A bottlenose dolphin group travels under a beautiful cloudy sky.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

18 October 2016

Wave riding 2



Striped dolphin riding the small wave created by a passing boat.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

Wave riding 1



Striped dolphin riding the small wave created by a passing boat.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

17 October 2016

Apsifia



Bottlenose dolphin near the island of Apsifia, Galaxidi, Greece.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)