The Northern Adriatic Sea is home to a considerable number of vertebrates (whales, dolphins, sea turtles and sharks); few people are fully aware of its biological richness. Although the Adriatic Sea represents a relatively small area, a number of institutions and societies carry out scientific research by collecting data and recording encounters and strandings along its coasts.
AdriaWatch was a scientific observatory for large marine vertebrates of the Northern Adriatic Sea, where Vivamar continues the initiative.
They collected data about sightings and strandings of dolphins and whales, sea turtles, and sharks along our coasts to acquire knowledge about the health status of the Northern Adriatic and its marine ecosystem and to disseminate the information among the public.
AdriaWatch conducted a 3 year continuous study observing large marine vertebrates in the Northern Adriatic. They recorded sightings and strandings for the following species: