On the occasion of International Oceans Day, a team from the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology of the University of Valencia has organized the online colloquium Threatened Megafauna of the Mediterranean. Dolphins, turtles and sharks. The purpose is to give visibility to three R+D+i projects being carried out by researchers specialized in Marine Biology on these three zoological groups and their conservation problems.
The participants will be Professor of Zoology, Juan Antonio Raga, who is leading a project to determine future actions to be developed for the protection of marine mammals and the rest of the biological diversity in the Mediterranean cetacean migration corridor; researcher Claudio Barría, member of the project "Evaluation of the conservation status of sharks and rays in the Spanish Mediterranean through the study of fisheries: Risks and priority actions"; and Jesús Tomás, professor and researcher of the European Union's LIFE MedTurtles project, aimed at the conservation of sea turtle populations in the Mediterranean.
The event, coordinated by researcher David Ruiz, has the support of the Biodiversity Foundation, the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge and the Association for the study and conservation of elasmobranchs (Catsharks) of the Institute of Marine Sciences of the CSIC.
You can access this meeting through the following link: https://links.uv.es/biodiver/diamundialdelosoceanos