Marine Life

You will find here information about dolphins, cetaceans, the endagered Mediterranean monk seal and more.

Dolphin Guide
14 Mar 2015

Dolphin Guide

Dolphin species that we encounter most often in order of frequency

Striped Dolphin

These lively little guys, in contrast to the Common dolphins, are a little more highly strung, they enjoy exuberant aquabatics, although the Common dolphins also jump and leap. Also known as breaching, the Striped dolphin is a real show off, if they are in the mood, mood being the operative word.

Cetacean Guide
14 Mar 2015

Cetacean species present in Greece

The Greek Seas host a large number of different cetacean species and constitute an important marine ecosystem area within the Mediterranean Sea. From the total of 13 species of cetaceans observed, eight of them live permanently in the Greek Seas:

Mediterranean monk seal
19 Mar 2015

Mediterranean monk seal

The Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus, is one of the most endangered marine mammals worldwide. The monk name was proposed by naturalist Johann Hermann in 1779, and was based his verbal descriptions of the shoulders and head of the animal which resembled to a monk with a robe and a hood.

Zakynthos Marine Park
14 Mar 2015

Marine Park of Zakynthos

The National Marine Park of Zakynthos (N.M.P.Z.) is the recently established marine park situated at the southern most part of the island of Zakynthos. The Presidential Decree for the establishment of the N.M.P.Z. was signed on the 1st of December 1999 by the President of the Greek Republic. Within the Marine Park is the most important loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta nesting rookery in the Mediterranean, a habitat essential for protection.

Hellenic Trench
24 Mar 2015

Hellenic Trench

The Unique Features of the Ionian Sea due to the presence of the Hellenic Trench

The Hellenic Trench is a 1100 km long bathymetric feature that runs parallel to the western, southern and south-eastern coasts of Greece. It extends from the North of Lefkada island to the southeastern part of Crete and consists of a series of linear trenches and small troughs in which the depth increases steeply.

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