Brings you the best marine ecotourism experiences in Europe

Objective

Dofins Metropolitans
To gather information on cetacean ecology, distribution and behaviour at sea through citizen science.

Targeted Species & Habitats

Dofins Metropolitans

About this project

Dofins Metropolitans
Although Barcelona is a large and busy city, many cetaceans visit its waters and can be seen at amazingly short distance from the coast. Through a network of collaborators that usually sail around these waters, sightings of different cetaceans and other marine animals are gathered by the researchers to expand the information about such often misterious creatures. An example of an impressive finding is the discovery of a grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus)close to Barcelona, a species that only lives in the Pacific. The tail of this animal was photographed by a collaborator, and its markings could be compared to a picture taken in front of Israel 2 weeks before, confirming it was the same animal. This was the first and only report of a grey whale in the Mediterranean.

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Dofins Metropolitans

How can you contribute?

 
If you frequently sail the waters of Catalonia, you could greatly help sending information of any cetaceans you see during your trips. You can simply send some photographs of your sightings, the date and time, and the GPS position of the sighting.

If you want to contribute more, you can download the form from the Facebook page of "Dofins Metropolitans" (contact the lead scientist of the project for a copy in English or Spanish!), where you can also see a map with all the cetaceans sighted in the area since the project started.

Contact

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Experience marine wildlife

40.00

Eco Dolphin Watching Trip in the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra
5.00

MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre Guided Tour

Spain Catalonia Terres de l'Ebre Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park
125.00

Kayak Tour around Vaxholm in Stockholm Archipelago

Sweden Svealand
25.00

Try SUP Tour on Deba River

Spain Basque Country
480.00

Private Boat Trip from Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Barcelona
40.00

Full Moon Kayak in Derry

UK Northern Ireland
275.00

PADI Scuba Diver Course (2 Days)

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria
70.00

Diving Baptism in Tossa de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Tossa de Mar
50.00

Whale Watching in Terceira Island Azores

Portugal Azores Islands
115.00

Diving Adventure in Arrabida Natural Park

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra
35.00

Self-Guided Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling Trip to Areoso Island

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa
35.00

Sesimbra & Espichel Grotto Boat Tour

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra
35.00

Escorted swimming trips in the Aegean Sea

Greece Northern Greece
395.00

3-day PADI Open Water Diver Course

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria
74.00

Wreck Dive El Penon

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife
30.00

Boat Tour to Sisargas Islands

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Illas Sisargas
64.00

PADI Discover Scuba Dive in Las Galletas

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife
105.00

Dive in a marine reserve in Majorca

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca
20.00

Self-Guided SUP Tour in Illa de Arousa

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa
35.00

Guided Kayak or SUP Tour in Urdaibai Reserve

Spain Basque Country

Discover Europe's best natural landscapes

Garraf Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Garraf Natural Park

El Palmar

Spain Andalusia Cadiz El Palmar

Punta Socastro

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Punta Socastro

Castle Beach and Silversteps

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Castle Beach and Silversteps

Pedras de Portimao

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedras de Portimao

Pednathise Head

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Pednathise Head

Gilstone Reef

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Gilstone Reef

County Sligo

Ireland County Sligo

Svealand

Sweden Svealand

Cita Wreckage

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Cita Wreckage

North Wales

UK Wales North Wales

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Fuerteventura

Spain Canary Islands Fuerteventura

Costa Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona

Sliabh Liag

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Sliabh Liag

Tarifa

Spain Andalusia Cadiz Tarifa

County Donegal

Ireland County Donegal

Spiros

Portugal Algarve Portimao Spiros

Talland Bay

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Talland Bay

Gemeos Grandes

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Grandes

Madeira

Portugal Madeira Islands Madeira

Highlands

UK Scotland Highlands

Portofino

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino

Lough Swilly

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Lough Swilly

Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Terres de l'Ebre Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

El Hierro

Spain Canary Islands El Hierro

Pedra da Âncora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra da Âncora

Kornati National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Kornati National Park

Krka National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Krka National Park

Jardim do Vau

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim do Vau

Ibiza & Formentera

Spain Balearic Islands Ibiza & Formentera

The Volnay

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area The Volnay

Portnoo

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Portnoo

Causeway Coast & Glens

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens

Cap de Creus

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Cap de Creus

Jardim das Gorgonias

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Jardim das Gorgonias

Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Ponta de Rana

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Ponta de Rana

Menorca

Spain Balearic Islands Menorca

Illa Coelleira

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Illa Coelleira

The Quies

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Quies

Pedra da Nau

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Pedra da Nau

El Cabron

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria El Cabron

Arranmore Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Arranmore Island

Forte da Baralha

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Forte da Baralha

The Syracusa

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Syracusa

La Gomera

Spain Canary Islands La Gomera

Catalonia

Spain Catalonia

Manacles Reef

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Manacles Reef

Cabo Raso

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Cabo Raso

Pedra do Leao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Leao

Umag & Novigrad

Croatia Istria Umag & Novigrad

Tixoso

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Tixoso

Bota de Fora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Bota de Fora

Pedra do Meio

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Meio

Lisbon region

Portugal Lisbon region

Basque Country

Spain Basque Country

Majorca

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca

Pedra do Mariano

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra do Mariano

Porth Rock Reef

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay Porth Rock Reef

Hatt Rock

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Hatt Rock

Dragonera Island

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca Dragonera Island

Labin & Rabac

Croatia Istria Labin & Rabac

Fanad Head

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Fanad Head

Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife

Götaland

Sweden Götaland

North Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen North Inishowen

Tory Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Tory Island

Rovinj

Croatia Istria Rovinj

Falmouth Area

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area

Liguria

Italy Liguria

Teelin

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Teelin

Porto Santo

Portugal Madeira Islands Porto Santo

Gemeos Pequenos

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Pequenos

Malin Head

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head

Norrland

Sweden Norrland

Costa Daurada

Spain Catalonia Costa Daurada

Ballycastle and Rathlin

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Ballycastle and Rathlin

Tossa de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Tossa de Mar

Hemptons Turbot Bank

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Hemptons Turbot Bank

Central Wales

UK Wales Central Wales

Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Pula & Medulin

Croatia Istria Pula & Medulin

The Glens of Antrim

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens The Glens of Antrim

Costa Brava

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava

Aries Shipwreck

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Aries Shipwreck

Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Cinque Terre

Italy Liguria Genoa Cinque Terre

Illa de Rua

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Rua

HMS Scylla

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall HMS Scylla

Cornwall

UK Cornwall

Cape Kamenjak

Croatia Istria Cape Kamenjak

Skye and Lochalsh

UK Scotland Highlands Skye and Lochalsh

Vrsar & Vuntana

Croatia Istria Vrsar & Vuntana

Praia da Duquesa

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Praia da Duquesa

South Wales

UK Wales South Wales

Causeway Coast

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast

Illas Sisargas

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Illas Sisargas

Algarve

Portugal Algarve

Illa de Ons

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Ons

Ponta da Passagem

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Ponta da Passagem

Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen

Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Gran Canaria

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria

Las Raras

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Las Raras

Brijuni National Park

Croatia Istria Brijuni National Park

Lanzarote

Spain Canary Islands Lanzarote

Lobeira Islands

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Lobeira Islands

Malin Beg

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Malin Beg

SS Hildebrand

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais SS Hildebrand

River Gurara - Popa

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra River Gurara - Popa

Inishtrahull Island

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Inishtrahull Island

Gobbins and Larne

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Gobbins and Larne

Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Barcelona

Illa de Salvora

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Salvora

Portnablagh Beach

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Portnablagh Beach

Grianan of Aileach

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Grianan of Aileach

Mulroy Bay

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Mulroy Bay

Farol da Guia

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Farol da Guia

St John's Point

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay St John's Point

Trawbreaga Bay

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Trawbreaga Bay

Parque das Gorgonias

Portugal Algarve Portimao Parque das Gorgonias

West Wales

UK Wales West Wales

Istria

Croatia Istria

Newquay

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay

Porec

Croatia Istria Porec

Blasket Islands

Ireland County Kerry Blasket Islands

Baia da Armacao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Baia da Armacao

El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

La Palma

Spain Canary Islands La Palma

Owey Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Owey Island