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Overseas with its fleet of latest technology boats promotes a new touristic activity in northern sardinia “whale watching” dedicated whale and cetacean watching.it is a type of ecotourism.

                      

Thanks to the doctoral project of dr. luca bittau, naturalist and doctoral candidate in the department of natural and territorial sciences at the university of sassari which has as a title:
cetaceans pelagics in north-eastern sardinia:
a biorisorse which is a priority for the national park archipelago of la maddalena and the international marine park park of the strait of bonifacio.
The research project aims to increase knowledge about the presence of pelagic cetaceans along the continental shelf and continental slope north-east of sardinia, in collaboration with the cima research foundation of savona, who has been studying cetaceans in the northern portion of the pelagos sanctuary and the with the contribution of the national park of la maddalena, the foundation banco di sardegna and rac / spa-unep the general objective of the project is the implementation of an experimental monitoring of cetaceans, with special reference to the relationships between pelagic cetaceans (stenella coeruleoalba, physeter catodon, grampus griseus, globicephala melas, balaenoptera physalus) and the coastal waters of north eastern sardinia and the strait of bonifacio.
Uniting tourism and research, trying to contribute to the knowledge cetaceans for their better protection and safety.

Sightings
our crew is composed of specialists in the field such as researchers and biologists which as well as acting as tour guides and spotters, will help passengers to get to know the characteristics of the marine ecosystem and of the cetaceans; gathering important presence data allowing estimations of frequency in that part of the study.
Starting from the la conia dock (2 km from cannigione) we head to the sighting area located 15/20 nautical miles from the north eastern coast of sardinia called the submarine canyon of caprera where cetaceans go to feed thanks to the vast amount of plankton present in the area.
The watching of the marine mammals shall be conducted with extreme caution and common sense carefully following the code of conduct and the laws that govern how cetaceans are to be watched such as:
keep an adequate distance do not swim with the animals, avoid sudden maneuvers and keep a constant speed.

Visualizzazione ingrandita della mappa

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the best days to view the animals are those with calm sea, no wind. their presence can be noted by a puff of water, a fin emerging from the water or acrobatic jumps out of the water.
All species have different behaviour. for this reason they should be approached with caution.

 

Identification cards

TAVOLA SAGOME CETACEI

IDENTIFICARE I CETACEI IN MARE

STORIA DEL SANTUARIO DEI CETACEI

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