20 February 2018

Searching for meaning in marine mammal shared data


Bearzi G., Gimenez O. 2018. Searching for meaning in marine mammal shared data. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 18:9-13.

Open access and freely available at:

ABSTRACT - The sharing of marine mammal data is a worthwhile practice, but there are caveats. Data interpretation may be difficult, sometimes resulting in misleading information or inappropriate formulation of research questions. Here, we point out some of the challenges when dealing with shared marine mammal datasets. We emphasize the importance of collecting, publishing and sharing data in ways that can produce unbiased and meaningful knowledge, ultimately inspiring and directing management action. Finally, we suggest that bridging the gap between data sharing and data reuse will require enhanced spatially referenced online databases as well as direct collaboration between the data analysts and the field researchers who possess relevant place-based expertise.

18 February 2018

Old story, new beginnings

Our dolphin research station in the Po river delta, Italy. New beginnings... in our beloved Adriatic Sea where it all started back in 1987.


(Photos by G. Bearzi)

03 February 2018

Voglio fare il biologo marino

"I want to be a marine biologist", the seminar held today in Pordenone, offered tips to students interested in a career in marine science and conservation. Thanks to High School Leopardi-Majorana for hosting the event!

Becoming a marine biologist in Pordenone

Today's presentation on "becoming a marine biologist" targeted about 80 students of the High School Leopardi-Majorana in Pordenone, Italy.

(Photos by M.E. Rossi)

01 February 2018

When animals grieve on National Wildlife

The latest issue of National Wildlife features a short interview with Giovanni Bearzi (among others) within an article on ANIMAL GRIEVING by journalist Barry Yeoman.

The article can be read online at THIS LINK.