30 December 2013

Waiting for upkeep

An artisanal fishing boat on land, waiting for upkeep.

(Photo by G. Bearzi, Monastiraki, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

29 December 2013

Centimetres away

A striped dolphin exhales as she surfaces centimetres away from our inflatable's bow.

(Photo by G. Bearzi, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

28 December 2013

Rushing somewhere

A tight subgroup of striped dolphins, rushing somewhere.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

26 December 2013

The Economics Of Happiness

The full movie is worth the $5 needed for "rent" or the $15 for "buy/download".


The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people around the world are resisting those policies – and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization. 

A diascussion guide (pdf) can be downloaded at theeconomicsofhappiness.org/study-guide 

Spanish subtitles: vimeo.com/ondemand/economiadelafelicidad 
Slovenian subtitles: vimeo.com/ondemand/ekonomijasrece 

"A powerful new film that cuts deeply to the heart of the global crisis. Magnificent!"
   – David Suzuki, Television presenter and environmentalist

25 December 2013

Golden dolphin

An evening light goldens the skin of this young striped dolphin.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

24 December 2013

Bottlenose dolphins socializing

Three common bottlenose dolphins socialize vigorously in the early morning.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

23 December 2013

Sunset and dorsal fin

A bottlenose dolphin surfaces in the evening light.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

22 December 2013

Fishing boat in Greece

A swordfish icon adorns the bow of this artisanal fishing boat.

(Photo by G. Bearzi, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

21 December 2013

Short-beaked common dolphin

A short-beaked common dolphin shows a pinkish belly as he breaches.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

20 December 2013

Fishing buoy

Fishing buoy (and a modern fender) on a traditional trammel netter in Kato Assos, Greece.

(Photo by G. Bearzi)

18 December 2013

Scopoli's shearwater's wingspan

A Scopoli's shearwater showing its impressive wingspan.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

17 December 2013

Almost on board

Striped dolphins bowride and jump around an inflatable in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece.

Little if any enforcement exists in this area to ensure proper behaviour in the proximity of marine mammals. Boat manoeuvering relies on the driver's degree of awareness and respect for the animals.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni)

16 December 2013

Trammel nets in the sun

The trammel nets of an artisanal fishing boat, drying in the sun.

(Photo by G. Bearzi, Agios Ioannis, Greece)

15 December 2013

Bottlenose dolphin approach

A large bottlenose dolphin comes to have a look at our boat. This kind of close approaches by bottlenose dolphins are rather unusual in the Gulf of Corinth.

(Photo by G. Bearzi, Bay of Itea, Greece)

14 December 2013

Vaquita: Saving the Desert Porpoise - by Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson produced this excellent update on the vaquita conservation program in Mexico. It is a condensed version of his former film, with news from WWF Mexico.

13 December 2013

Striped dolphin in brown and pink

The early morning light paints this striped dolphin in unusual tones of brown and pink.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

12 December 2013

Seagull spot

A seagull enjoys its comfortable observation spot on the buoy of a finfish farm.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

11 December 2013

09 December 2013


Seagulls near the Galaxidi fish farm.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

08 December 2013

Fishing cross

A wooden cross on a boat moored in the small fishing port near Kiato, Greece.

(Photo by G. Bearzi)

04 December 2013

Two bottlenose dolphins

Common bottlenose dolphins socializing in the Bay of Itea, Greece.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni)

03 December 2013

Fishing boat in Greece

Wooden boats used by artisanal fishermen in Greece often feature some dolphin artwork.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Derveni, Greece)

01 December 2013