Intensive course of cetology

and marine ecology

Intensive weekend-long course to acquire knowledge on biology, ecology and animal behavior of the Pelagos Marine Mammals Sanctuary

Have you ever had a close encounter with dolphins, whales, sperm whales, and turtles? Have you recognized the species or stopped at the generic "it's a whale, it's a dolphin"? How many questions did you ask yourself? Why do dolphins jump? How do they sleep? Why can a sperm whale make a 45-minute apnea and go over 1000 meters deep? Why is a whale at least twice the length of your boat?

Sign up for our course and choose the weekend that suits you.

Open to everyone.

Next available dates:

18 – 20 GIUGNO 2021 

Maximum number of participants: 6

Contribution for the course:

200€ a partecipante
La quota comprende:

  • learning materials
  • boat trips
  • insurance
  • association's t-shirt
  • parking spot


The course will be divided into:
Theoretical part : the cetaceans of the Pelagos Sanctuary, bioacoustics, monitoring techniques. Objective: to provide the information necessary to carry out field research activities correctly and independently.

Practical part : sighting, data collection and analysis, photo-id, bioacoustics.

The surveys will take place on a 10 m motor boat adapted for research activities.

Al termine del corso verrà svolto un test di valutazione delle competenze acquisite, con rilascio di attestato di partecipazione.

Booking & infos 

Documents needed:

  • CV
  • ID

Termine application: 31/05/2021

What are you waiting for?

Fill out the request form and we will try to answer all your curiosities!

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