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RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIME

RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIME

As any wildlife biologist or avid animal spotter will tell you, persistence is the key to success. To see any animal in its natural environment takes determination, and in the case with dolphins, who can travel upwards of 60 kilometres per day, being in the right place at the right time. After a reasonably unsuccessful… Read more

OUR VOLUNTEERS TAKE TO THE BEACHES

OUR VOLUNTEERS TAKE TO THE BEACHES

Litter contaminated seas can cause a variety of problems for all marine life – bottlenose dolphins may get caught in rogue netting, and turtles may ingest plastic bags rather than jelly fish. The rubbish we could dispose of properly, reuse or recycle can end up damaging the world we live in. Because of this, and… Read more

BAR LAND SURVEY

BAR LAND SURVEY

5.42am saw the start of another Bar land survey. The weather was warm and humid, with a gentle breeze, the sea was an excellent state for a land survey with a Beaufort of 1 and there was a mild haze at the horizon reducing our visibility only slightly. 1 hour and 20 minutes passed without… Read more

2-DAY SURVEY IN “HERCEG NOVI”

2-DAY SURVEY IN “HERCEG NOVI”

On the 10th and 11th August, the Montenegro Dolphin Team completed a 2-day survey in Herceg Novi, a picturesque town that lies on the border of Montenegro and Croatia. Being the newest member of the team, this was my first taste of proper fieldwork and it was a great experience! We arrived at our survey site around 4pm… Read more

DMAD ON “VJESTI” NEWS PORTAL

DMAD ON “VJESTI” NEWS PORTAL

Marine Mammals Research Association-DMAD was on news portal “Vjesti”. Our dolphin conservation activities in Adriatic coastline of Montenegro has been pronounced to public. Here below is the detailed news: Inostrani tim stručnjaka proučava delfine od Ulcinja do Boke – Vijesti    

INTERNATIONAL ETHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE, BEHAVIOUR 2017

INTERNATIONAL ETHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE, BEHAVIOUR 2017

You should grasp an opportunity when it’s right in front of you. And the upcoming 35th International Ethological Conference, Behaviour 2017 in Portugal sounded like one of them. Time is flying – one moment we submit our abstracts about the results of our work at DMAD and the next, we found ourselves in Portugal with… Read more

CHANCE DISCOVERY DOLPHINS

CHANCE DISCOVERY DOLPHINS

After a night spent on the Chance Discovery, we left Porto Montenegro with hopes of finding both bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba). This was an especially exciting trip as a German film crew were accompanying us to film a documentary and a short news entry. They interviewed some of our volunteers… Read more

DMAD EKIBI PRVA TV’DE. DMAD TEAM ON PRVA TV

DMAD EKIBI PRVA TV’DE. DMAD TEAM ON PRVA TV

Deniz Memelileri Araştırma Derneği-Marine Mammals Research Association (DMAD) olarak 29 Temmuz’da Karadağ’ın Prva TV kanalı ana haberlerindeydik. Yayında özetle Karadağ’daki yunus popülasyonu ve deniz memelilerinin korunması için Adriyatik Denizi’nde yaptığımız çalışmalardan bahsettik. Daha önce çok az çalışma yapılmış bu alandaki çevre koruma faaliyetlerimizi yeniden kamuoyuna duyurabilmek sevindiriciydi. We, as Marine Mammals Research Association (DMAD) were… Read more

NEW VOLUNTEERS, NEW STATION AND DOLPHINS

NEW VOLUNTEERS, NEW STATION AND DOLPHINS

The last few weeks have seen several new volunteers join us here in Montenegro. With a full house, we have all eyes on the ocean, everyone looking for their first dolphin sighting. Thursday’s survey started with an early morning drive to our usual survey station in Budva. However, with the perfect sea state for spotting… Read more

A FRUITFUL BOAT SURVEY

A FRUITFUL BOAT SURVEY

The 21st July saw the first boat survey of the week for the Montenegro Dolphin Team. After setting out to sea at 5 am, 3 hours passed with no sightings of dolphins. At 8:12 am, a group of 2-3 bottlenose dolphins were sighted at the rear of a large fishing vessel. They appeared to be travelling… Read more