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THE MONTENEGRO DOLPHIN PROJECT ON TOUR

THE MONTENEGRO DOLPHIN PROJECT ON TOUR

This week I travelled home to England for a quick break from the project, but could not seem to turn my back on work for more than 24 hours. After arriving home I decided to organise a presentation at a local primary school to teach year 3 pupils, 29 eight year olds to be specific,… Read more

POURING RAIN AND DOLPHINS

POURING RAIN AND DOLPHINS

It is obvious that dolphins love water. I for once, don’t mind going for a swim any other day but I do prefer to choose when and how I have a close encounter with this life supporting liquid. On to the harbour we were welcomed with loud thunder and lightning illuminating the place in purple… Read more

FREE AND SPECTACLE DOLPHINS IN THE WILD!

FREE AND SPECTACLE DOLPHINS IN THE WILD!

It is often said that field research requires a lot of patience to endure long surveys and weeks without seeing ANYTHING. As true as this might be, today it was not the case. Due to meetings with the municipality to establish a protected area for the bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Düden waterfall area,… Read more

CUVIER’S BEAKED WHALES SIGHTED IN ANTALYA; AGAIN!

CUVIER’S BEAKED WHALES SIGHTED IN ANTALYA; AGAIN!

13.05.2017; Morning. The DMAD team went out on a boat survey to spot some cetaceans and record their behaviour. Even though it was early in the morning we were all excited to be out there again. Hoping to see some bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) or maybe some striped ones (Stenella coeruleoalba). We didn’t know how… Read more

EVERY STUDENT COUNTS

EVERY STUDENT COUNTS

The combination of research activities and community engagement plays a vital role in the achievement of adequate conservation measures. Both go hand in hand to contribute to the protection of animals. Raising public awareness during our process towards the conservation of species is crucial to achieve our objectives: by integrating the local community, we aim… Read more

RUFFORD CONFERENCE IN KOYCEGIZ

RUFFORD CONFERENCE IN KOYCEGIZ

The Rufford conference for small grants was held in Turkey on the 15-16th May, 2017. The Conference was joined not only by 1 but by 4 overly enthusiastic DMAD members (whereas only one presented the project). After a get-to-know-dinner, the days were filled with presentations about a few of the many projects that are supported by… Read more

FIRST SAIL BOAT SURVEY OF THE SUMMER

FIRST SAIL BOAT SURVEY OF THE SUMMER

The team’s first sail boat survey was definitely one to remember. The day started early as we made our way to Porto Montenegro, Tivat, to board our research vessel. When we arrived we were slightly concerned that the trip would be cancelled due to the extensive amount of rain pouring from the heavens; however our boat… Read more

INSPIRING YOUNG MINDS

INSPIRING YOUNG MINDS

Besides trying to find dolphins and collecting data, we also think it is very important to try and educate people on cetaceans, marine life & ecosystems in general. In order for any conservation effort to work properly, it is  important that people know about the issues at hand and hopefully getting them involved in doing… Read more

OUR ONLINE PHOTO-IDENTIFICATION CATALOGUE WEB-SITE IS ON  (CETAZOOM.ORG)

OUR ONLINE PHOTO-IDENTIFICATION CATALOGUE WEB-SITE IS ON (CETAZOOM.ORG)

We are pleased to announce our online photo-identification catalogue of bottlenose dolphins: CETAZOOM The catalogue covers the north western Levantine Sea, Istanbul Strait and South Adriatic, through Montenegrin waters. It can be accessed under the following link: http://cetazoom.org It is launched by the Marine Mammals Research Association (http://dmad.org.tr), a non-profit organization dedicated to cetacean research and… Read more

THEY’RE BACK!

THEY’RE BACK!

Weeks have passed since we sighted our last dolphins. Long hours of monitoring the sea on land or on boat seemed even longer without any dolphins to monitor. A week of bad weather causing the sea to be too rough to spot anything also didn’t help. But at the first opportunity of good weather we… Read more