The sightings of whales in Italian sea are not uncommon. Often tourists are entertained by this memorable apparition since they arrive in Sardinia by ferries.
With the arrival of spring, especially offshore and near the North Eastern coast of Sardinia, the great and elegant whales spin indolent under the water.
The frequency of sightings by ferry to Sardinia was so incisive, that the scholars of the Accademia del Leviatano (“Academy of Leviathan”) use their bridges as platforms for the study of whales and cetaceans in general, during the trip between Civitavecchia and Golfo Aranci.
The lovers of these marine giants could not only spot the whales. In the reserve of Tavolara, marine biologists have also reported sightings of rare and intriguing basking sharks.
Northward, in the cone of the sea that has its apex in the north of Sardinia, and that goes westward to the Costa Azzurra and eastward to the Tuscany, there is the area of the Mediterranean and Ligurian Sea which was called the Sanctuary of Cetaceans. This is the home of whales and sperm whales. Along with dolphins, zifi, bottlenose dolphins that make this slice of the Mediterranean the richest marine reserve of this sea regarding biological diversity.
The sea of Sardinia is appreciated non only by tourists and islanders. Here, the whales also want their share and give us the spectacle of nature.