It is not difficult to meet cetaceans and turtles in the Mediterranean Sea but they must be approached with respect and following a good code of conduct. A photo, especially for cetaceans, can be precious and can help researchers recognise individuals, estimate their number and obtain very important information about their lives.
Is it possible to find whales, dolphins and turtles around Malta? Of course it is!
Our sea is richer in cetaceans and turtles than you might think and for their crucial role in the marine environment, it’s important to know them and protect them. The species you can find include, among the others, the smallest striped dolphins, the more common turtle but sometimes, also the large fin whales can be spotted in our waters. The majority of cetaceans regularly occurring in this areas are threatened and some of them are facing extinction, such as the common dolphin.