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03Nov

The Rhone Delta and the Camargue National Park

Camargue or the Rhone Delta is a swampy region in the south of France, which has formed from deposition of sediments carried by the Rhone river as it flows toward the Mediterranean Sea. It covers an area of 930 km ² (145,300 ha), being one of the most highly protected deltas in the entire world. […]

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18Sep

Bohol’s Tarsiers – the smallest monkey in the world?

Another goal of our project in the Philippines was the tarsiers reservation of the Bohol island. Tarsier is a primate that is related to Lemurians and has been promoted as the smallest monkey in the world. Tarsiers (Tarsius syrichta) on the island of Bohol is monitored and protected by the Philippine Tarsier Foundation. Tarsiidae is […]

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30May

THRESHER SHARK FROM MONAD SHOAL – part 2

The thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) is named this way because it has a long tail, the size of its body, which makes it resemble the continental mammal. But the famous tail, that is used to hunt, by whipping and stunning the fish, has attracted its destiny of endangered species: it is hunted to meet the […]

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24May

Thresher Shark from Monad Shoal

Author: Claudia Milea The Thresher Shark – one of the most shy and elusive shark Impressed by the grace of the gentle giant from Oslob, we headed our steps to the last point of our expedition, Malapascua Island, for Thresher Shark(Alopias vulpinus) meeting. One of the most shy and elusive shark, the Thresher Shark is […]

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25Apr

Oslob – The gentle giant

Author: Claudia Milea Oslob – The gentle giant The expedition continued to carry us to the south of Cebu Island, to Oslob, more specifically to Tanawan village. We went there for a really special meeting with the world’s biggest fish: the whale shark. Divided into two subpopulations, the share is considered to be 75% in […]

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19Apr

Sardine Run – Moalboal – 2017 Project

Author: Alin Miu A new WEPA project is almost completed. Philippines Cebu region offers unique landscapes, gorgeous islands, memorable diving places, animals and fish of every kind, hospitable and smiling people. In the next period we will present our experience with this unique ecosystem. Moalboal – Pescador Island– Sardine run The trip from Cebu to […]

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09Nov

Seahorses of the Black Sea

Author: Alex Georgescu Few know the Seahorses are actually fishes and have all the organisms that fish have, being at the same time the only vertebrates that swim vertically with their heads up. There are almost 50 species of seahorses of which most commonly met in The Black Sea is the Common Seahorse (Hyppocampus guttulatus). It […]

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26Oct

Loggerhead Turtles of Zakynthos Project – part II

Author: Madalin Miu The second part of our Loggerhead Turtles of Zakynthos project was going to take us on a very interesting underwater adventure. We went to the port of Agios Sostis on a beautiful September afternoon. This area is part of the Zakynthos National Marine Park and we’d just like to take this opportunity […]

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10Oct

The loggerhead turtles of Zakynthos

Author: Madalin Miu We touched down on the island of Zakynthos on a misty September morning. After we got settled we met Anna Lamaj, Zakynthos Program Project Leader for the ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece. We planned everything out together then took care of the logistical and bureaucratic elements. After this we headed […]

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