Cres - Lošinj - Croatia

Basic Information
Site Name
Cres - Lošinj
Short name
Site Description
Large marine site located in the Kvarnerić area, around the sheltered coast and waters of the eastern part of the Lošinj and Cres archipelago. It is one of the most important feeding and breeding areas for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Eastern Adriatic. Lithostratigraphic units represented on the coast are dolomites and post sedimentary diagenetic breccia (upper albian, lower cenomanian - K16, K12), rudist limestones (cenomanianmaastricht - K21-6). Soils on the coast are rockyground, anthropogenic soil on karst. The area was created after the transgression of the sea after the last glaciation; marine shelf; highly indented coastline. In July 2006 of preventive protection of a part of the Kvarnerić region for 3 years as a Special Marine Reserve (Cres-Lošinj Special Marine Reserve – CLSMR has been declared.
Last modified
2021-11-04 11:11:44


General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Observed properties
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Monitoring activities of Tursiops truncatus (Photo: Blue World Institute)
Monitoring activities of Tursiops truncatus (Photo: Blue World Institute)
Centroid/Representative Coordinates

Latitude: 44.599796 Longitude: 14.56751


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