Posts Categorized: Duyurular

DMAD AND NHAM WERE ON LOCAL TV

DMAD AND NHAM WERE ON LOCAL TV

Within the waters of Montenegro, DMAD in hand with NHAM has documented two dolphin species present per current our research. These being Striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus). As an organisation, we have been conducting several land surveys a week and whilst weather permitting we attempt to carry out boat surveys weekly,… Read more

ULCİNJ BOAT SURVEY

ULCİNJ BOAT SURVEY

Effective conservation projects can only become sustainable with the support of local people. Even the most prestigious organisations would fall to pieces over time in the absence of indigenous care and interest. Individuals like our boat captain Bechir make our efforts for marine mammal research and conservation possible. Local knowledge and a lifetime’s experience on… Read more

UTJEHA LAND SURVEY

UTJEHA LAND SURVEY

It was another early start for us this week as we met at Aylin’s at 6 am ready to get to Utjeha just before sunrise. The conditions were ideal for spotting dolphins; beaufort = 1, cloud cover = 10 and glare = 0, splendid! First things first, jobs were delegated and we began setting up… Read more

PRESENTATION AT UNIVERSITY OF PODGORICA

PRESENTATION AT UNIVERSITY OF PODGORICA

Montenegro has an intriguing but little known population of dolphins. The Natural History Association of Montenegro has recently invited the Turkish Marine Mammal Research Association to collaborate with them in order to find out more about the dolphins living in Montenegrin waters. The Montenegrin Dolphin Project is born. This is the first long-term cetacean monitoring… Read more

THE BROKEN SILENCE: NOTHING UNDERWATER IS AS IT SEEMS AT THE SURFACE.

THE BROKEN SILENCE: NOTHING UNDERWATER IS AS IT SEEMS AT THE SURFACE.

We reached our land survey in Utjeah with the dark and, as soon as the sun started his shy rise from behind the hill, we set the equipment and divided the respective responsibilities. Except for some flocks of birds flying over a small rock the rest of the world appears to be sleepy yet, as… Read more

ANOTHER ENJOYABLE BOAT SURVEY

ANOTHER ENJOYABLE BOAT SURVEY

It was a sunny afternoon as our research team made our way down to Ulcinj marina and we were full of excitement to go and survey for dolphins by boat. Our always friendly and helpful Captain, Bechir, was waiting for us and had also brought his youngest son on board who was hoping to see… Read more

BOAT SURVEY AT THE END OF OCTOBER

BOAT SURVEY AT THE END OF OCTOBER

A faint alarm roused me from deep sleep at 5 am. The air was thick with anticipation as we trundled down to the marina. Our captain, Bechir, was a warm, knowledgeable fisherman who had been one of the project’s greatest assets since its inception. Bechir, along with many other fishermen, could recall seeing dolphins when… Read more

WEEKEND TRIP TO SKADAR LAKE

WEEKEND TRIP TO SKADAR LAKE

When we aren’t watching for dolphins, we like to explor e Montenegro and this past weekend, we took advantage of the temporary sunshine to head out of our base, Ulcinj. Volunteers and staff rented a car and headed to Virpazar, a small, charming village nestled by the largest lake of the Balkans: Lake Skadar. Bordered… Read more