Fixed Line Transect Mediterranean moitoring Network (FLT Med Net)


Project type : Research
Subtype : Monitoring

The FLT Med monitoring Network is a network of Universities, research bodies and NGOs who regularly monitor cetaceans, macro marine fauna, maritime traffic and floating marine macrolitter along 10 fixed transects distributed in the Mediterranean basin. Surveys are conducted all year round using two shared protocols and passenger ferries as platform of observation.
  • Institution involved :EcoOcean Institut, CIMA Research Foundation, University of Pisa, University of Tourin, Gaia Research Institute, Accademia del Leviatano, Capo Carbonara MPA, Ketos, University of Palermo, ATUTAX.
  • Contact: Arcangeli Antonella
  • Project status: ACHIEVED
  • Starting Year: 2007
  • Med - Eastern Basin: Adriatic Sea
  • Med - Eastern Basin: Ionian Sea
  • Med - Western Basin: Balearic Sea
  • Med - Western Basin: North West of the Basin
  • Med - Western Basin: Thyrrhenian Sea
  • Bottlenose Dolphin, tuyiin
  • Cuvier's Beaked Whale
  • Fin Whale
  • Harbour Porpoise
  • Long-finned pilot whale
  • Risso's Dolphin, Grey Dolphin, tuyiin
  • Short-beaked common dolphin, Common Dolphin
  • Sperm Whale
  • Striped Dolphin
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