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Research subject/title:
Cetaceans around the Maltese Islands

Project coordinator / institution in charge:
Dr. Adriana Vella, Conservation Biology Research Group, University of Malta

ACCOBAMS Priority number (VIEW):

Project description:
The research area of the project covers a minimum of 25nm radius around the Maltese Islands and a Maximum of 100nm south of the Maltese Islands. This research project has been undertaken with both marine and aerial surveys since 1997 and is considering species which are on the priority list by ACCOBAMS.


  • Ziphius cavirostris
  • Tursiops truncatus
  • Stenella coeruleoalba
  • Physeter macrocephalus
  • Grampus griseus
  • Globicephala melas
  • Delphinus delphis
  • Balaenoptera physalus

Study area:

Central and Southern Mediterranean

Geographic Area:

  • Sicily Channel

ACCOBAMS subregion:

  • Central Mediterranean
Year beginning: 1997Year end: 0000

Ongoing project:


Main research platform/facility:

Principal investigator:

Dr. Adriana Vella, Ph.D (Cantab.)

Investigator email:

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Project team:

Conservation Biology Research Group and The Biological Conservation Research Foundation (BICREF)

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