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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

STRIPED SAILING

STRIPED SAILING

The eagerly awaited sailing boat survey found the Montenegro Dolphin Team setting sail from Porto Montenegro at 07:00hrs. Once again the team found themselves aboard the 17m sailing yacht ‘Chance Discovery’ captained by Richard George and his son, first mate, David. The aim of the trip was to sail across as much of the South… Read more

A STRIPED SAILING SURVEY

A STRIPED SAILING SURVEY

An early start saw the MDP team leaving Porto Montenegro aboard the 17-meters sailing yacht Chance Discovery 55, skippered by Richard George. An early dolphin sighting in the Bay of Kotor teased that the day could have many more in store, and this proved to be truer than any on board could hope. The aim of the… Read more

SPRING-CLEAN ON THE BEACH

SPRING-CLEAN ON THE BEACH

The tourist season has started in Montenegro. Ulcinj is a very popular destination and attracts many tourists from whole Europe. Many of them enjoy the sun on the sandy beach in the city centre of Ulcinj. However, increasing numbers of tourists mostly equal increasing amount of litter. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of their… Read more