Establishing Monitoring and Sustainable Development of the Lebanese Sea
Scientific cruise on board of R/V CANA-CNRS with eminent guests on June 19
Monday, 23 June 2014
The staff and crew of the CANA project welcomed on board of R/V CANA-CNRS representatives of the... Read more...
CANA activities presented to the Engineers of CDR
Tuesday, 03 June 2014
The National Council for Scientific Research – Lebanon (CNRS-L) was delighted to receive an... Read more...
CANA 5th Anniversary: CNRS-Italian Embassy joint press release
Friday, 30 May 2014
  Embassy of Italy in beirut Office of Italian Cooperation for development BEIRUT, 26... Read more...
CANA 5th Anniversary: the Event Reported by Lebanese Televisions [in Arabic]
Thursday, 29 May 2014
شاهد جميع الحلقات باخرة قانا للبحوث العلمية ابحرت... Read more...
CANA 5th Aniversary: the Event Reported by The Daily Star
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
(You can download here the full press review of the event) "Cana" ship collects scientific data off... Read more...
Cetaceans in Lebanon

DolphinsThe three years based mammalian scientific campaign connected to the ACCOBAMS (Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and Contiguous Atlantic Area) project has been concluded. A total of 1302 km in prospecting effort were covered along the Lebanese coast (220 km). Dolphins were mainly sighted in the central region of Lebanon (120 km) and we totalized 32 sightings and 91 individuals. Relative abundance of the dolphin T. truncatus for the whole studied region is 0.07% while it is 0.11% for Beirut area which offers habitats sought by this species. The image X shows areas of distribution of the bottlenose dolphin.

The distribution of the dolphins in the central part of Lebanon is probably due to the nature of the bottom which is mostly rocky and the continental shelf which is narrow (3 km on average), while the bottom of the regions lying South and North of these two cities is basically covered with soft sediments and the continental shelf is relatively wide (7 km).