The Mediterranean Sea is the home of unique marine life. A remarkable variety of fauna and flora can be observed in the Greek waters. Among them a number of rare marine species like common dolphins, monk seals and sperm whales are threatened with extinction. Despite the extremely high value of our sea life only 2% or less of local marine areas are protected. It is urgent that we act against such an unprecedented loss of biodiversity. The aim of this initiative is the study, and protection of rare marine species so as to enhance their chances of survival before they have vanished once and for all.