This book is an introduction into the fascinating world of dolphins and whales of the Greek Seas as well as an identification and field guide. It includes information on the classification, evolution and adaptations, ecology, intelligence and behavior of these amazing sea mammals. It also provides information on their geographical distribution, on how to find, study and identify dolphins and whales that are regularly observed in Greek waters.
It is the result of 12 years of field research, experiences and adventures. An account of our first enthralling close encounter with the Striped Dolphins and the sighting of a Fin Whale at Korinthiakos Gulf, of our fieldwork with the Bottlenose Dolphins of Amvrakikos and North Evoikos Gulfs, of our observations with the endangered Common Dolphins of the inland sea between the Island of Lefkas and the Greek mainland, the Orei Channel and the Sporades islands.
The book includes photographs taken during our field-work and illustrations of dolphin and whale species, drawn by us based on our personal observations and on representative photographs taken during our work.