WHALE TRACKERS is a series of documentary programs that journey across the world’s oceans to explore the lives of whales, dolphins and porpoises. earthOCEAN joins international scientists and conservationists on expedition to investigate the remarkable range of species and the diverse habitats they depend on. WHALE TRACKERS examines the threats the animals face with a focus on how we can make a difference through a better understanding of our oceans.

The five-part documentary film series Whales of the Mediterranean Sea highlights the latest research into whales and dolphins as well as the heroic efforts to conserve them and their habitat in the Mediterranean.

The series features the work of several Cetacean Alliance members.

The films are available online with supporting education materials in English with subtitles in 6 languages:

English - Spanish - French - Italian - German - Greek - Arabic


Mediterranean - The Sea in the Middle of the Earth
In a region not often associated with wildlife, the Mediterranean Sea is a haven for a range of remarkable cetacean species.



Sperm Whales of Greece
earthOCEAN joins Dr. Alexandros Frantzis of the Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute, onboard the R/V Nereis on a journey into the deepest trenches of the Mediterranean.

Fishy Business - The Illegal Driftnet Fishery
Despite a world-wide ban by the United Nations in 1992 and by the European Union in 2002, the driftnet fishery continues illegally throughout the Mediterranean Sea.

Disappearing Dolphins
Common dolphins were once abundant throughout the Mediterranean Sea. Today they are declining rapidly, surviving only in portions of their former range.


Sanctuaries of the Sea
What does it mean to save whales, dolphins and porpoises if their habitat is left unprotected?



A story featuring the work of three enthusiastic and dedicated researchers of Tethys who study coastal dolphins in western Greece. The video highlights the importance of personal commitment to protect endangered marine mammal populations.


Mediterranean Coastal Dolphins

A short video on the decline of coastal dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea, produced by WDCS and OceanCare.

  Other videos

The Story of Stuff
A 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand featuring the stunning beauty of Planet Earth, the damage inflicted by human activities, and how the trend could be reversed.

The End of the Line
A feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing. It examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna, the impact on marine life resulting in huge overpopulation of jellyfish, and the profound implications of a future with no fish. Filmed across the world and featuring scientists, fishermen and fisheries officers, the film is a wake-up call to the world.


Shifting Baselines Videos
Serious and funny videos on ocean conservation. We recommend viewing the remarkable Shifting Baselines Slide Show.