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December 12, 2012

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Nel Sanctuary of the cetaceans almost is doubled the sights

Concluded the summery campaign of the international plan for the monitoring of the cetaceans

The Mediterranean is more and more rich of cetaceans. The investigators of the international plan for the monitoring of the cetaceans realized with the coordination of ISPRA confirm to conclusion of the fifth year of job (Istituto Superiore for the Protection and the Environmental research) and the participation of Foundation TOP (Centro Internazionale in Environmental monitoring), Academy of the Leviathan one, University of Pisa and Corsica Sardinia Ferries.

To closing of the summery campaign lead on board of the ships of the group Corsica Sardinia long Ferries the Savona-Fortification routes, Nice-Bald man, Livorno-Fortification and Livorno-Gulf Oranges, the investigators have announced to have recorded a trend in continuous increase of the exemplary presence in the Sanctuary of the cetaceans: the encounter rate is gone up by 1,6 sights to the hour in 2008 until three sights to the hour in summer 2012. Also the total number of sights is increased exceeding the 600 sights during summer 2012.

In particular, along the more western route, Nice-Bald man, this year has recorded the number higher than sights from the beginning of the plan in 2007: very 340 of which the halves constituted from common finners. Also along the central route, Savona-Fortification, has recorded a number particularly elevated of sights regarding the years precedence, with an important increase of the number of sights of finners: 40 individuals during summer 2012 against the six of the year precedence. The Livorno-Fortification draft has confirmed the ideal draft for the monitoring of the species of delphiniums and in particular of the populations of tursiope that they live around from Tuscany archipelago, while the route more oriental, the Livorno – Golfo Aranci, is only monitored by 2011 and therefore it is not possible anchor to estimate eventual trends: however also in this area the number of sights is increased remarkablly with a total of 96 sights of cetaceans regarding the 61 of the year precedence.

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