Here I am again!

By now I bet you’ll be quite tired of me but I must get you up to speed on the last “adventures” here at Delfini del Ponente … and what adventures!

The last couple of weeks have been full of events!

We organized activities to spread awareness about the problem of marine and coastal litter; we had sperm whale sighting, a species I’d never seen before; and last but not least, we took part in a necroscopy of a dolphin.

This last experience was possible thanks to the collaboration with the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta.

Bea and Joe will give you all the details about the last two events.

On the 17th August we took part in the Plastic Hunt: an international initiative involving teams of volunteers everywhere in the world to promote good practice of waste disposal.

Our cleaning activity took place on a beach of Imperia near the Parco Urbano.

Even though the main focus was on plastic, any kind of trash was removed.

In 3 hours, give it or take, we managed to collect enough rubbish to fill 6 big bin bags. Not only cigarette buts, but also plastic and glass bottles and lids, face masks and a huge variety of plastic objects.

Unfortunately, the quantity of trash collected is not comforting. A massive effort is still needed to spread awareness on the problem.

However, many children, who were on the beach, helped us.

This was a positive signal: there is still hope for the future and the new generations.

Unfortunately, my internship is coming to an end; however, I still hope to have lots of sightings within my last days.

That’s everything for now,