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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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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.

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Underwater Canyons of Maresme

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North Wales

UK Wales North Wales

North Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen North Inishowen

Bota de Fora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Bota de Fora

Pedra da Âncora

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Pedra do Leao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Leao

Baia da Armacao

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Svealand

Sweden Svealand

Lough Swilly

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Lough Swilly

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Porto Santo

Portugal Madeira Islands Porto Santo

Pednathise Head

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Costa Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona

The Volnay

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Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Trawbreaga Bay

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Highlands

UK Scotland Highlands

Forte da Baralha

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Forte da Baralha

Lisbon region

Portugal Lisbon region

Owey Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Owey Island

Ibiza & Formentera

Spain Balearic Islands Ibiza & Formentera

Arranmore Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Arranmore Island

Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Lobeira Islands

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Lobeira Islands

Tixoso

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Tixoso

Götaland

Sweden Götaland

Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen

Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife

County Sligo

Ireland County Sligo

Lanzarote

Spain Canary Islands Lanzarote

Gemeos Pequenos

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Pequenos

Liguria

Italy Liguria

Costa Brava

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava

Spiros

Portugal Algarve Portimao Spiros

Jardim do Vau

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim do Vau

Gemeos Grandes

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Grandes

Teelin

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Teelin

Falmouth Area

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area

Jardim das Gorgonias

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Jardim das Gorgonias

HMS Scylla

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall HMS Scylla

Tossa de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Tossa de Mar

River Gurara - Popa

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra River Gurara - Popa

Cabo Raso

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Cabo Raso

Cap de Creus

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Cap de Creus

Pedra do Mariano

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra do Mariano

Madeira

Portugal Madeira Islands Madeira

Costa Daurada

Spain Catalonia Costa Daurada

Inishtrahull Island

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Inishtrahull Island

Majorca

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca

Aries Shipwreck

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Aries Shipwreck

Punta Socastro

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Punta Socastro

Portnablagh Beach

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Portnablagh Beach

Grianan of Aileach

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Grianan of Aileach

El Palmar

Spain Andalusia Cadiz El Palmar

Krka National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Krka National Park

Pedra do Meio

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Meio

El Hierro

Spain Canary Islands El Hierro

Istria

Croatia Istria

Central Wales

UK Wales Central Wales

Kornati National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Kornati National Park

La Palma

Spain Canary Islands La Palma

Gran Canaria

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria

Tarifa

Spain Andalusia Cadiz Tarifa

El Cabron

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria El Cabron

Malin Head

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head

Farol da Guia

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Farol da Guia

Ponta de Rana

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Ponta de Rana

SS Hildebrand

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais SS Hildebrand

La Gomera

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St John's Point

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Parque das Gorgonias

Portugal Algarve Portimao Parque das Gorgonias

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UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast

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Praia da Duquesa

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Praia da Duquesa

Porec

Croatia Istria Porec

Fuerteventura

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Brijuni National Park

Croatia Istria Brijuni National Park

West Wales

UK Wales West Wales

Dragonera Island

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca Dragonera Island

Illa Coelleira

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Illa Coelleira

El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

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

Newquay

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Gobbins and Larne

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Garraf Natural Park

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Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

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Norrland

Sweden Norrland

South Wales

UK Wales South Wales

Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Menorca

Spain Balearic Islands Menorca

Portofino

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Illas Sisargas

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Pedras de Portimao

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Hatt Rock

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Portnoo

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Talland Bay

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Talland Bay

Umag & Novigrad

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Causeway Coast & Glens

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens

Castle Beach and Silversteps

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Algarve

Portugal Algarve

Labin & Rabac

Croatia Istria Labin & Rabac

Tory Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Tory Island

County Donegal

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Porth Rock Reef

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Blasket Islands

Ireland County Kerry Blasket Islands

Ponta da Passagem

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Fanad Head

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Spain Catalonia

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UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Cita Wreckage

The Syracusa

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Illa de Salvora

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Salvora

Rovinj

Croatia Istria Rovinj

Illa de Rua

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Rua

Sliabh Liag

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Cornwall

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Malin Beg

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Basque Country

Spain Basque Country

The Glens of Antrim

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Skye and Lochalsh

UK Scotland Highlands Skye and Lochalsh