26 May 2013

Dolphin Biology People: Andrea

Andrea Sacchi has always chosen Galaxidi, Greece, as a place to hide away, recharge his batteries and recover from his demanding job as a radiologist in Varese, Italy. When he heard that there was a team studying dolphins, he asked Chrisoula whether she could arrange a meeting with us.

Silvia and I immediately liked his knowledgeable, truthful and exquisite style, and we soon became friends. Since then, Andrea has been an active supporter of our project, as well as a donor and an occasional field assistant – participating in research in the Northern Evoikos Gulf and in the Gulf of Corinth.

A lover of Greece since he was a teenager, Andrea combines his medical profession with a strong interest in nature conservation, often expressing concern for the habitat degradation he has been witnessing during his lifetime. That, however, does not make him a gloomy type. On the contrary, Andrea truly enjoys nature walks, wildlife... and good food such as that shown in the photo (Greek specialties prepared at the "Balcony of Heaven" – a traditional tavern in Atalanti).

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