Press Releases Tethys 2020

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Press release in Italian

Citizen science expeditions with the Tethys Research Institute have restarted after the Coronavirus lockdown.

22 June 2020 – The fluke-less fin whale comes back to the Pelagos Sanctuary: will it be able to feed?

“Fluker” or “Codamozza”, the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) with no flukes, has reached the heart of the Pelagos Sanctuary, and is now swimming between Finale Ligure and Genoa, as a local  skipper, Walter Spagna, told the Tethys Research Institute.

La balenottera comune (Balaenoptera physalus) completamente senza pinna caudale, già segnalata nei giorni scorsi al largo della Calabria e nel golfo di Catania, ieri si è avventurata nelle trafficatissime acque dello stretto di Messina