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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

DYNAMITE FISHING IMPACT

DYNAMITE FISHING IMPACT

A young striped dolphin (Stenella coerualba) stranded in Budva last week. Due to the fact that its intestines were spread outside the body it seems that the dolphin was accidently killed by dynamite or blast fishing. Dynamite is used as a fising method to kill a huge amount of fish in a short amount of… Read more

TOO MANY DOLPHINS FOR ONE PAIR OF EYES

TOO MANY DOLPHINS FOR ONE PAIR OF EYES

Thursday morning, the sun was shining and the weather was sweet; time for a boat survey! Our adventurous day did not start with dolphins but with a very unexpected puppy-rescue. The little furball, only a handful of cuteness, was tumbling in the middle of the street, looking for his mother. And since we are not only… Read more

CLEAN BEACHES, HEALTY OCEANS, SAFE DOLPHINS!

CLEAN BEACHES, HEALTY OCEANS, SAFE DOLPHINS!

Marine litter is a global environmental problem and one of the biggest threats to marine animals. The Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea are highly affected by marine litter and belong to the oceans with the highest pollution worldwide. Marine animals often die from the consequences of the marine litter pollution: the mistaking for food, the smothering… Read more

MONTENEGRIN DOLPHIN PROJECT IN THE SOUTH ADRIATIC IS ON

MONTENEGRIN DOLPHIN PROJECT IN THE SOUTH ADRIATIC IS ON

Montenegrin Dolphin Project in collaboration with National History Association of Montenegro and Marine Mammals Research Association has been approved by Rufford Foundation. The project “Integrating Scientific Research with Community Education for Cetacean Conservation and Population Statues in Montenegro” focuses on scientific surveys on dolphins of Montenegro and aims also to increase the public awareness. Adriatic Sea… Read more

STRIPED DOLPHINS ARE HERE !

STRIPED DOLPHINS ARE HERE !

 “Things always seem to happen when you least expect them.” While other eager volunteers left the house before sunrise to be ready to spot dolphins in Bar, the few that were left behind enjoyed their breakfast in piece. Instead of standing and waiting for the sun to warm their limbs, we were sipping tea and coffee and… Read more