100 scientists and scientific entities from all over the world, stand against oil drilling in the Greek seas.
During recent years, exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons have been permitted to oil companies in the Ionian and Cretan seas. This region coincides largely with the western and southern Greek Trench, which is a habitat of global ecological significance for marine biodiversity.
The Greek Trench is considered to be the main habitat of important and threatened marine species, like the Physeter macrocephalus sub-population, the Ziphius cavirostris, the common bottlenose dolphins, the common dolphins, the Risso’s dolphins, the Mediterranean seals and the sea turtles.
There is a huge amount of scientific evidence that shows that hydrocarbon exploitation has a devastating effect on marine mammals throughout their life cycle.
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