Cetáceos & Navegación has a firm commitment to research and doing studies that enhance awareness and conservation of whales and dolphins, and the marine environment in general. Because of this, we set aside part of our money and our work to research the whales and dolphins in our region.
When you come on our trips, a part of what you pay is invested in nature conservation.
The Cetáceos & Navegación team consists, amongst others, of marine biologists, who are the perfect environmental guides and also take advantage of the trips to observe, make notes and research the natural world we work in
Also, we DO NOT get any public funding whatsoever, everything is financed by the eco-tourism trips you take part in.
It all began in 1998 when, privately and entirely financed by the eco-tourism trips, we drew up a census and a map of the whales and dolphins in southern Murcia waters, which allowed us to devise our current tourist/scientific routes and adventures revolving around the world of whales and dolphins.
From 2003 until 2015 data was collected by all the employees at Cetáceos & Navegación which were used in several works by the biologist, Rosa Canales, which will form a definitive part of her doctoral thesis.
With the data obtained in 2006, 2007 and 2008, the Coastline Ecology Institute carried out the Pilot Whale Project: Research on water quality and whales and dolphins. Financed by Obra Social CAM and the Biodiversity Foundation.
Using photos taken by the biologist Itziar Ayala, we are currently building a database of photos of Pilot Whales and Risso’s Dolphins
At the moment we are continuing to gather data about the whale and dolphin populations so that the evolution of their numbers is always up-to-date and we can help with their conservation.
In addition to this, we are always ready to take part in projects in other parts of the Mediterranean or the Atlantic.
Would you like to to do research or work on whales and dolphins, or the sea in general? Tell us about it and we’ll see if we can help.