Cetacean species living in the Mediterranean Sea

Learn about their ecology and status in the region, and read scientific reports from intensively researched areas.

Short-beaked common dolphin

Risso's dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Striped dolphin
Cuvier's beaked whale
    Please note that some parts of this section are under construction


More information on the populations listed above can be found in the Conservation and in the Literature sections of this web site.

You may also want to check the web site of ACCOBAMS as well as the following publications:

Notarbartolo di Sciara, G. (ed.) 2002. Cetaceans of the Mediterranean and Black Seas: State of Knowledge and Conservation Strategies. A report to the ACCOBAMS Secretariat, Monaco. (link)

Reeves R., Notarbartolo di Sciara G. (compilers and editors). 2006. The status and distribution of cetaceans in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain. 137 pp. (2.4 Mb)