Dolphins in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece

The Dolphin Biology and Conservation research team investigates dolphin ecology and interactions with human activities. The overarching goal is to identify potential threats and offer scientific support to management actions that can ensure a favourable conservation status of dolphins and their ecosystem.
Information on the abundance, distribution and habitat use of dolphins and other marine fauna is obtained through visual surveys encompassing the whole Gulf of Corinth. The data are analyzed through GIS and modelling software to investigate habitat use by the animals. Individual photo-identification is used extensively to estimate dolphin abundance, assess population trends and study movement patterns. The method relies on high-quality digital photographs of the animals’ dorsal fins (most fins carry long-term natural marks suitable for individual identification).
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