Photo identification is an essential tool for research on cetaceans: when it comes to sperm whales, individuals are easily recognized by the shape of their flukes, notches, or some particular spots. Tethys owns a “catalogue” of all individuals sighted in the study area of the Cetacean Sanctuary Research (CSR) project, in the Pelagos Sanctuary, NW Mediterranean.
After over 30 years of activity, we chose 30 sperm whale flukes and combined each of them with a year of research.
Do you want to help us continue monitoring these extraordinary animals in their environment? Choose a tail, or a year which is“special” for you, make a donation, even a small one, and you will receive a personalized certificate. For our part, we are committed to continuing to work, at sea, every summer, for the safeguard of sperm whales and of all cetaceans, which are a precious heritage of the Mediterranean.