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

61.00

Whale and Wildlife Watching Tour in Oban

UK Scotland Argyll & Bute
20.00

Paddle Surf and Kayak excursion in Delta del Llobregat

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Delta del Llobregat Natural Park
30.00

Learn To Surf in Dingle

Ireland County Kerry
75.00

Try Dive in Arrabida Natural Park

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra
115.00

Cinque Terre Kayak Tour

Italy Liguria Genoa Cinque Terre
50.00

Coastal Exploration Paddleboard Tour

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast
57.50

Star Wars Film & Heritage Tour

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head
120.00

Day Trip to Iona and Staffa

UK Scotland Argyll & Bute
75.00

20-Minute Try Dive in Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife
95.00

40-minute Try Dive in Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife
28.00

Sliabh Liag Boat Trips

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Sliabh Liag
115.00

Portofino Full Day Sea Kayak Tour

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino
50.00

1 Day to Surfing in Fuerteventura

Spain Canary Islands Fuerteventura
35.00

Stand Up Paddle Surf Adventure in Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife
99.00

Scuba Dive in Massmount Reef

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula
535.00

Become an open water diver in Umag!

Croatia Istria Umag & Novigrad
40.00

Sunset Boat Tour along Tagus Estuary

Portugal Lisbon region
22.00

Coastal snorkeling route in Palafrugell

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava
1045.00

Culinary Kayaking Adventure in Sweden

Sweden Götaland
105.00

Dive in a marine reserve in Majorca

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca

Discover Europe's best natural landscapes

El Hierro

Spain Canary Islands El Hierro

El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

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

Pedra do Meio

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Meio

Highlands

UK Scotland Highlands

Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen

Hemptons Turbot Bank

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Hemptons Turbot Bank

Gilstone Reef

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Gilstone Reef

Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Forte da Baralha

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Forte da Baralha

Pedra da Âncora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra da Âncora

Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Garraf Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Garraf Natural Park

Farol da Guia

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Farol da Guia

Talland Bay

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Talland Bay

Dragonera Island

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca Dragonera Island

Portofino

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino

Lisbon region

Portugal Lisbon region

Kornati National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Kornati National Park

Costa Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona

Pula & Medulin

Croatia Istria Pula & Medulin

The Glens of Antrim

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens The Glens of Antrim

Gemeos Pequenos

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Pequenos

Madeira

Portugal Madeira Islands Madeira

Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Brijuni National Park

Croatia Istria Brijuni National Park

Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Falmouth Area

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area

County Donegal

Ireland County Donegal

Tarifa

Spain Andalusia Cadiz Tarifa

Illas Sisargas

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Illas Sisargas

Spiros

Portugal Algarve Portimao Spiros

Umag & Novigrad

Croatia Istria Umag & Novigrad

The Volnay

UK Cornwall West coast & Lizard Peninsula Falmouth Area The Volnay

Liguria

Italy Liguria

River Gurara - Popa

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra River Gurara - Popa

Pedra do Mariano

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra do Mariano

Fanad Head

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Fanad Head

Tory Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Tory Island

Causeway Coast & Glens

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens

County Sligo

Ireland County Sligo

Blasket Islands

Ireland County Kerry Blasket Islands

Inishtrahull Island

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Inishtrahull Island

Praia da Duquesa

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Praia da Duquesa

Porth Rock Reef

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay Porth Rock Reef

Pedra do Leao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Leao

Ballycastle and Rathlin

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Ballycastle and Rathlin

Labin & Rabac

Croatia Istria Labin & Rabac

Arranmore Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Arranmore Island

Malin Beg

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Malin Beg

Aries Shipwreck

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Aries Shipwreck

Pedra da Nau

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Pedra da Nau

Portnablagh Beach

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Portnablagh Beach

North Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen North Inishowen

Pedras de Portimao

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedras de Portimao

Ponta da Passagem

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Ponta da Passagem

Cita Wreckage

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Cita Wreckage

St John's Point

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay St John's Point

Portnoo

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Portnoo

Tixoso

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Tixoso

Malin Head

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head

Cap de Creus

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Cap de Creus

Ponta de Rana

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Ponta de Rana

Tossa de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Tossa de Mar

El Palmar

Spain Andalusia Cadiz El Palmar

The Quies

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Quies

Rovinj

Croatia Istria Rovinj

Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

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

Illa de Ons

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Ons

Illa de Rua

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Rua

Gran Canaria

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria

Punta Socastro

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Punta Socastro

Grianan of Aileach

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Grianan of Aileach

Algarve

Portugal Algarve

Catalonia

Spain Catalonia

Basque Country

Spain Basque Country

Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Barcelona

Porec

Croatia Istria Porec

Jardim do Vau

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim do Vau

Costa Daurada

Spain Catalonia Costa Daurada

Teelin

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Teelin

Mulroy Bay

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Mulroy Bay

Götaland

Sweden Götaland

Castle Beach and Silversteps

UK Cornwall West coast & Lizard Peninsula Falmouth Area Castle Beach and Silversteps

Jardim das Gorgonias

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Jardim das Gorgonias

The Syracusa

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Syracusa

Cape Kamenjak

Croatia Istria Cape Kamenjak

Norrland

Sweden Norrland

Cinque Terre

Italy Liguria Genoa Cinque Terre

La Gomera

Spain Canary Islands La Gomera

Vrsar & Vuntana

Croatia Istria Vrsar & Vuntana

Causeway Coast

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast

HMS Scylla

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall HMS Scylla

Bota de Fora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Bota de Fora

Lough Swilly

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Lough Swilly

Gobbins and Larne

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Gobbins and Larne

Illa de Salvora

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Salvora

SS Hildebrand

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais SS Hildebrand

Skye and Lochalsh

UK Scotland Highlands Skye and Lochalsh

Cornwall

UK Cornwall

Istria

Croatia Istria

Owey Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Owey Island

Trawbreaga Bay

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Trawbreaga Bay

Gemeos Grandes

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Grandes

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Cabo Raso

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Cabo Raso

Illa Coelleira

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Illa Coelleira

Hatt Rock

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Hatt Rock

Baia da Armacao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Baia da Armacao

Krka National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Krka National Park

Pednathise Head

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Pednathise Head

Sliabh Liag

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Sliabh Liag

Porto Santo

Portugal Madeira Islands Porto Santo

Las Raras

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Las Raras

La Palma

Spain Canary Islands La Palma

Lanzarote

Spain Canary Islands Lanzarote

Parque das Gorgonias

Portugal Algarve Portimao Parque das Gorgonias

Costa Brava

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava

Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife

Fuerteventura

Spain Canary Islands Fuerteventura

Lobeira Islands

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Lobeira Islands

Manacles Reef

UK Cornwall West coast & Lizard Peninsula Falmouth Area Manacles Reef

Svealand

Sweden Svealand