Public lectures about the ocean by a prominent environmental leaders, educators and scientists. Focusing the lecture topics around this year’s World Oceans Day theme, ocean health. Particularly on a specific local issue of interest: how to protect Marine Mammals.
Marine Mammals will be described, shape and function of their skeleton adapted in acquatic habitat.The eight Mediterranean regular species of cetaceans will be introduced, some of which considered endangered.
In order to protect these animals, researchers use different methods to study and monitor them in their natural habitat, such as visual sightings. Further, marine Citizen Science projects will be shown as potential tools to implement and improve conservation plans for the oceans. Different topics will be discussed. Whales and dolphins, ocean productivity and climate changes: How they are connected? Can cetaceans save the planet? A journey to the discovery of the ecological role of cetaceans: why is it important to protect them and what are they threatened?