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Following the promising 2019 results obtained during our Mediterranean monk seal project, the Octopus Foundation presented a scientific poster at the World marine mammal conference in Barcelona, in December of 2019. This was a great opportunity to meet with the scientists and professional that have been working towards the study and conservation of monk seals,…

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Today, the IUCN announced its support to a pilot project to collect scientific data about the Mediterranean Monk seal: https://www.iucn.org/news/mediterranean/201903/when-artificial-intelligence-spots-monk-seal Two open-source prototypes of monitoring kits were installed in 2018 in Greece, with promising results. In 2019, we plan on installing an improved third prototype. We thank the IUCN for their support, and look forward…

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One year and a half after Homerous’ release, the Octopus Foundation went back to Lampedusa last April to assist the turtle rescue center. The goal was to release Hope, a 15kg Caretta caretta. Before setting her free, we glued an Argos GPS tracker to her shell, which allowed to follow her first three months of…

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