30 January 2009

Tethys field station in Galaxidi now completed

The new field station in Galaxidi, on the Gulf of Corinth, is finally ready.

The small apartment for Ionian Dolphin Project staff members has been completed (photo in this blog) and it now looks as welcoming as the adjacent area that houses project participants (see more photos
at: photo_idpc_base.htm).

Work with volunteers will start in April - please consider joining us in Greece and sharing with us the excitement of this new enterprise!

Giovanni Bearzi

22 January 2009

The new field station of Tethys in Greece

One more "message from the field" from another part of the Mediterranean...


After ten days of hard work we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel - the new field station in Galaxidi, on the Gulf of Corinth, is almost ready. We are still working in the staff headquarters and the patios, but the space for volunteers has come out quite nice.

In the photos posted here you can see how it was at our arrival. Photos of how it is now can be found at:


We also posted some new photos of the area:



We managed to get cable connection and set up our private mooring facilities.

So far so good :-)

Giovanni, Silvia and Joan

09 January 2009

The largest Marine Protected Area

The US is going to establish the world's largest oceanic protected area in the Pacific.

The area will span about 190,000 square miles in the Pacific Ocean and will include the so-called ‘trio of marine national monuments’: the Mariana Trench and Northern Mariana Islands, the Rose Atoll in American Samoa and a chain of remote islands in the Central Pacific.

The area covered include some of the most remote islands and some of the most biologically diverse places on the planet including coral reefs and atolls, undersea volcanoes, hot seafloor vents and submarine pools of sulphur thought to be unique on earth.

In this part of the Pacific Ocean fishing will be probably banned or limited in many island areas, volcanoes and hydrothermal vents along the ocean floor beneath the Mariana Islands will also be protected.

Silvia Bonizzoni

Photo: Marina Costa / Tethys

For more information:

06 January 2009

A question to Bernd Würsig

What do you enjoy most about your career?

A: Bright inquisitive promising students who care about nature and life, probably like you.

From http://www.marinebiology.edu/WursigQuestions.htm

Bernd Würsig is Regents Professor of Marine Mammalogy & Director of the Marine Mammal Research Program, Texas A&M University

03 January 2009

The Story of Stuff in 11 languages

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.

It exposes the connections between a number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

The Story of Stuff, launched online in December 2007, has now been translated into 11 languages and it is also possible to find a complete translation in each language. This is contributing to an amazing dissemination of the important message conveyed by the video, which according to its creators has been viewed by more than 4 Million people.

The Story of Stuff (main)

The Story of Stuff (international)

Una versione sottotitolata in italiano non è ancora stata inclusa nel sito ufficiale, ma è disponibile su:

http://it.youtube.com (Parte 1 di 3)
http://it.youtube.com (Parte 2 di 3)
http://it.youtube.com (Parte 3 di 3)