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New alien species with Atlantic origins recorded for the…

New alien species, native to the western Atlantic, captured by a professional fisherman in Isthmia, Argosaronic Gulf. A friend of the fisher contacted the Is it Alien to you…. Share it!!! team. The individual identified as Chaetodipterus faber (Atlantic spadefish) and the specimen sent to iSea for further study. Today the scientific publication published, which confirms the first record of the species in the Mediterranean and thus in the Greek waters. Read more “New alien species with Atlantic origins recorded for the first time in the Mediterranean”

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Letter to the competent Greek ministries and authorities regarding…

Following our recent scientific publication and the consequent press release, iSea and the University of Patras sent a letter to the Ministries of Environment and Energy, of Rural Development and Food and to the Bureau of Fisheries Control for bringing into their attention the issue of illegal fishing and trade of sharks and rays in Greece. Read more “Letter to the competent Greek ministries and authorities regarding the illegal fishing and trade of elasmobranchs”

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Putting the spotlight on Mediterranean angel sharks

Mediterranean Angel Sharks: Regional Action Plan

Angel Sharks are chondrichthyans that live in tropical and subtropical coastal waters and growing to over 1.5 metres long, angel sharks are at risk from fishing and habitat degradation. Three species of Critically Endangered angel sharks are present in the Mediterranean – Sawback Angelshark Squatina aculeata, Smoothback Angelshark Squatina oculata, and Angelshark Squatina squatina. With over 20 coastal states and territories, the complex nature of the Mediterranean creates further need for highly collaborative action to build capacity for angel shark conservation. For this reason, the Mediterranean Angel Sharks: Regional Action Plan was developed to provides a framework for conservation action for angel sharks in the Mediterranean, Read more “Putting the spotlight on Mediterranean angel sharks”

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Coastal Cleanup at the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki

With a collaborator the organisation ethelon and the participation of the Environmental Team of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Β.Α.Τ. – Bio Auth Team, Hikers Thessaloniki, Origen.gr, the team «Tην πόλη μου ΕΓΩ την φτιάχνω όμορφη. ΚΑΙ ΤΗ ΖΩΗ ΜΟΥ!!» and «νοια-ΖΩ- μαι για την πόλη μου και για τους άλλους» and also with local residents, we carried out a coastal cleanup in the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki and collected 440 kg of litter. Read more “Coastal Cleanup at the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki”

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New global study on the public’s perception towards dolphins…

Α new global study on the public attitude towards cetaceans (dolphins and whales) has just been published. The aim of the research was to study the perceptions as well as the impact of culture and history on the way the public perceives cetaceans, with a particular emphasis on the comparison between countries that continue whaling and dolphin hunting and those against those practises.

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Corfu coastal cleanup

Aiming at raising awareness against plastic debris and microplastics in the Greek seas, in the context of #zeroplastic, iSea carried out 2 informative events on April 5th and 6th in Corfu Town and also in the environmental centre of Corfu in Alykes Leukimmis. The presentation was about the problem of marine litters, the #zeroplastic campaign and the iSea activities.   Read more “Corfu coastal cleanup”