On Thursday August 28th 2020, two individuals of Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) have been observed by a certified Italian “High Quality Whale Watching®operator off the Genoa coast. This is an extraordinary event since the Humpback whale is not one of the regularly observed species in the Pelagos Sanctuary.

It is therefore recalled to respect the ACCOBAMS/Pelagos Code of good conduct, in order not to generate disturbances: https://www.sanctuaire-pelagos.org/en/raising-awareness/code-of-good-conduct