On Sunday 31st January, the Tethys Research Institute proudly celebrated their 30th anniversary with an exhibition and gala dinner in the beautiful setting of Villa Necchi in Milan, Italy.
For 30 years, Tethys “has promoted research and conservation activities on marine mammals, in particular cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and the critically endangered Mediterranean monk seal, although investigations have also extended to devil rays and marine turtles. Research activities have taken place mainly in the Mediterranean Sea, but also in the Black Sea, the North Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Red Sea and Antarctica. Over almost three decades of work, Tethys has generated one of the largest datasets on Mediterranean cetaceans (available online), and communicated the results of its research activities during the most diverse range of meetings, workshops and conferences, as well as in hundreds of scientific publications.”
I was very proud to be able to celebrate with them, but also provide some of my images, captured on my trips and adventures with them, to showcase the species they work so hard to protect.