06 December 2018

05 December 2018


Yesterday we let our boat rest in a shelter. We shall resume our work at sea early next year. Sleep well Sea Pro!

(Photos by G. Bearzi)

04 December 2018

Dolphin workshop at the Caorle fish market

Last night we had one more workshop with fishers at the Caorle fish market, in Italy, to discuss dolphin and sea turtle conservation issues. Giovanni made a presentation on dolphin-fisheries conflict in the Adriatic. Thank you Sandro Mazzariol for inviting us.

(Photos by S. Bonizzoni)

29 November 2018

24 November 2018

18 November 2018


A gillnetter off the coast of Veneto, Italy. This boat sets nylon ("Japanese") nets.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Northern Adriatic Sea)

17 November 2018

12 November 2018

Darker and colder

While it is still warmish for being in mid November, days are getting colder and darker.

(Photo by G. Bearzi, Northern Adriatic Sea)

10 November 2018

New boat

Silvia testing and setting up our newly-purchased boat, a Sea Pro 196 cc: more appropriate for Adriatic Sea open waters than our old inflatable.

(Photos by G. Bearzi)

08 November 2018

Sandwich tern

A Sandwich tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) flying above us. These cute birds make a good company during long hours of navigation in search of dolphins.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Northern Adriatic Sea)

05 November 2018

Adult and juvenile

Bottlenose dolphin adult and juvenile leaping together.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Northern Adriatic Sea)

01 November 2018

30 October 2018

With Tina and Tilen in Piran

With Tina and Tilen from Morigenos, talking about Adriatic dolphins in Piran, Slovenia.

(Photos by Tilen Genov)

27 October 2018


A tight group of bottlenose dolphins encountered 12 nautical miles off Venice, Italy.

(Photos by S. Bonizzoni, Northern Adriatic Sea)