Common Dolphins in Common Seas

Our work in the Aegean

Another of our projects under WWF – Turkey focuses on common dolphins in the area of the Aegean Sea surrounding the Dilek peninsula. There has been extensive survey work in the Greek waters surrounding Samos but little work in Turkish waters. Our work here utilises industry-standard hydrophones (underwater microphones) in order to record the whistles and clicks of the dolphins. 

These will be matched with behaviours recorded at the surface in order to better understand the communication of these animals. Once we have established a comprehensive sound bank then we will be able to use this to identify common dolphins even when sea conditions mean we are unable to identify them from the surface. Interested in getting involved with this project? Head over to our internships section.