MOm
99% Rating
(13 Reviews)

MOm

MOm/The Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal (www.mom.gr) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental environmental organisation, established in 1988. MOm's mission is "the protection of the marine and coastal environment, focusing on the critically endangered Mediterranean monk seal”. In acknowledgement of MOm’s contribution to the conservation of nature, the organization was accepted in 1996 as a member by IUCN. MOm, is also among the acknowledged research institutes and the only acknowledged NGO in Greece, according to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).

Most Recent Program Reviews

Graham
Male
61 years old
Australia

SOMETHING SPECIAL

10/10

My brother and I had an amazing time participating in this program.
The people behind the Northern Aegean Dolphin Project are MOm/Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal it is a not-for-profit, non-governmental environmental organisation, established in 1988. MOm's mission is "the protection of the marine and coastal environment, focusing on the critically endangered Mediterranean monk seal".
Here we go
It was a full week starting from breakfast in the morning with the group then down to the “ Odysseia “ boat and the adventure got under way.

I was planning to write an in-depth review then I thought actions speak louder than words.
WE HAVE BOOKED FOR 2017

Rachael
Female
20 years old
Poole, Dorset

Brilliant!!!!!!!

9/10

We spent everyday on board of The Odyssey, the research boat, looking out over the waves for the dorsal fins of dolphins. Once found, you get to see how they document the sighting with underwater cameras, drones, and the boat's recording equipment. Then in the evening, it was the interns job to sort out the photos taken, crop them and group them into individuals. On days when we didn't see dolphins, we would go swimming or hiking around the Sporades.The staff are really friendly and full of character, and are very willing to help. Getting to the islands are a bit expensive, but it is definitely worth it, and its wonderful to be able to support MOm!

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Victoria
Female
23 years old
Greece
Other

The Northen Aegean Dolphin Project

10/10

It was an amazing experience! I loved that we spend so much time on the boat exploring the sea. The programm is very well organised, the people working for it are very friendly and the island of Alonissos is beautiful. It's a great experience for someone who is interested in marine life!

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George
Male
37 years old
Athens, Greece

An amazing, unique experience!

10/10

I went to Alonissos in late July 2015 in order to participate for 1 week in the NADP. Overall, the experience was very fulfilling and exceeded my expectations! I would highly recommend the program to anyone and especially to marine biology students! The marine park is wonderful with abundant wildlife; specifically we observed two distinct types of dolphins (several times) and even two cuvier's whales besides numerous species of rare sea birds! The MoM staff are all very nice, experienced, knowledgeable and helpful people, experts in their respective fields and have been instrumental in making this an unforgettable experience for everybody! The island of Alonissos is amazing, green and peaceful, with amazing beaches, delicious food and opportunities for activities such as scuba diving and trekking!

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Maria
Female
32 years old
Athens

Northern Aegean Dolphin Project

10/10

The Northern Aegean Dolphin Project , was a great experience as I had the chance to come closer to dolphins and the opportunity to learn more about their lifes and their breeding from the staff of MOM . The program did offer a lot to the persons that took part to it . What I really remember from this is the seesight from the boat when we were seeking out for dolphins but most of all I remember the dolphins swimming aroung us and play with us like kids . It was amazing .

How can this program be improved?

Well , if I had the chance to change something it would be to last more than a week

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Greece

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Support basic research on dolphin populations at the National Marine Park of Alonissos, N.Sporades, Greece. The "Northern Aeg...