Delfini del ponente APS gathers together people of different ages, academic backgrounds and expertise, however, we all have a common purpose: Identify Important Natural Areas and promote their protection.
We are also relentlessly committed to sharing our naturalistic discoveries to inform people about the rich biodiversity of Western Liguria and to emphasize the importance of preserving it.


The stories of the interns who participated in our activities.

Finally we were back at sea! After such a long time spent in the office, it was so great to spot bottlenose dolphins again... The sighting was even more exceptional since there was a tiny dolphin with the group, and we realised it was a newborn!

Being an intern with Delfini del Ponente means spending a lot of time in the field, but not only! In fact, we are also working in the office where we learn about several aspects of cetaceans and marine life, but also contribute to photo-ID of dolphins and data analysis.

What to expect from the first survey of the month? Lots of new tasks like balancing on the waves, filling forms without feeling seasick, long hours looking through binoculars...and then, finally, 'thanks' to a special Swedish snack bar...dolphins!

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Are you a student? Have you just graduated? …. Do you fancy joining us at sea?
Delfini del Ponente’s formation program allows you to take part in every aspect of the research, from collecting field data to their analyses. In order to participate, a minimum of 30 days commitment is required.

You will learn to spot and identify the many species of cetaceans and seabirds; to collect data following scientific protocols; to recognize dolphins from their dorsal fins performing the photo-identification technique and to use a specific mapping software to visualize and analyze the sightings distribution.
You’ll be working as part of an international, young and very passionate team.
Join us for a 360° researcher experience!



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