ASI – Success Story by Souad LAMOUTI from the CNRDPA (Algeria)

Every researcher in marine science and nature lovers wish to meet whales and dolphins; the ACCOBAMS SURVEY INITIATIVE (ASI) is a great opportunity to approach these animals to contribute to their knowledge’s conservation and protection. It is probably the first or one of the rare surveys involving almost all Mediterranean countries at the same time for a same scientific objective. The two parts of the survey are important, both the aerial and the boat, as the aerial can cover quickly a big area and in the boat acoustics allows detecting the presence of the animals even if we can’t see them and you feel near the animals sharing a part of their world.

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