How to participate with EDMAKTUB

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Recollecting data

One of our aims is to stablish a contact network with fishers and sailors to obtein mire information about cetaceans, specially of fin whales. For this reason we invite to all sailors to recollect some data of the sighting and send us via email (

¿What do we need? We need the following data:DSC_0062


  1. Species sighted 
  2. Number of animals 
  3. Sighting coordinates
  4. Photo of the animal (if it is possible)

Thank you!

Research Assistant Program

7-Day Fin whale Research Assistant Program | Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona (SPAIN)

Want to be part of a pioneer research project to study fin whales’ remarkable presence near Barcelona’s coast? Interested in joining a scientific campaign while you enjoy seeing many other cetacean species and seabirds in Mediterranean waters?

We are seeking volunteers to assist in next year’s research campaign in the catalan coast, between Barcelona and Tarragona (NW Mediterranean basin), which will take place from mid-February to mid-June 2015, to study fin whales’ use of Catalan waters in the are of Garraf (central-south Catalonia) as a potential feeding station during their migrations across the Mediterranean Sea. This is the first dedicated study that has ever been conducted in this area, which includes the use of new non-invasive techniques such as drones (used to obtain blow samples for genetic studies). Last season we already had 62 fin whale sightings and 48 individuals photo-identified.

We invite you to join EDMAKTUB’s research team for 7 days to participate in our ongoing research.

Volunteers will have the chance to enjoy the high marine biodiversity found in the area, including: bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) and Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus); many seabird species, some of which are endangered such as the Balearic shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus), Mediterranean shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan), Cory’s shearwater (Calonectris diomedea), Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), and Northern gannet (Morus bassanus); different fish species (such as sunfish, manta ray and blue-fin tuna); many invertebrates; and sometimes even Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta)!

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Do you live locally to Vilanova or Barcelona? Would you like to get involved in our research, education and awareness-raising programmes? Or do you have any specific skills in website creation, fundraising, the media, DIY, accountancy, exhibition, interior or graphic design and would like to help with project development?

Volunteers living locally who are available on a part-time basis are welcome year round and are greatly appreciated. Whatever your age, experience or background we would like to hear from you if you can spare just a few hours a week to help us with our work.

Contact us by email and let us know.

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