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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

NOTHING REALLY HAPPENS BY CHANCE!

NOTHING REALLY HAPPENS BY CHANCE!

As the history has taught us sometimes the best discoveries can be made accidentally…just think about the Universal Law of Gravitation! The anecdote, clearly embellished and perhaps not even documented, tells of a young Isaac Newton, who was peacefully sitting in his garden, when an apple suddenly fell on his head and the brilliant idea… Read more

SECOND PHASE OF OUR RUFFORD PROJECT STARTED

SECOND PHASE OF OUR RUFFORD PROJECT STARTED

The second phase  “Towards eco-system based management of marine mammals in the north-western Levantine Sea” of our project impelemented in Fethiye Bay in 2016 funded by The Rufford Foundation has been aproved. We will be working for conservation of marine mammals in Fethiye and Antalya Bay kicking off  March-2017. Besides, effects of marine litters on… Read more

A DAY WITH DOLPHINS

A DAY WITH DOLPHINS

Early in the morning of 20th February, we started our land survey in Utjeha. While we were enjoying the vivid sunrise, we suddenly discovered a large group of bottlenose dolphins with high surface active behaviours. There were at least 8 individuals in the group, with a juvenile and we could follow them at least for… Read more

INTERACTIVE DOLPHIN DAY AT ULCINJ LIBRARY

INTERACTIVE DOLPHIN DAY AT ULCINJ LIBRARY

On Monday we had the pleasure of holding an activity night at the Ulcinj library for the local youth. The evening started with showing everyone how to reuse plastic waste by making sea turtles out of plastic bottles, fish out of bottle caps, and dolphin fins with cardboard. The kids were giddy with excitement using… Read more

THE “MYSTERIOUS” DOLPHIN IN THE HARBOUR OF BAR

THE “MYSTERIOUS” DOLPHIN IN THE HARBOUR OF BAR

In Italy Friday the 17th is considered as an unlucky day. Unaware of this superstition, we were almost ready to start our survey at 07:00 in the morning when a news article about a dolphin in the harbour of Bar arose our attention. We heard about this mysterious dolphin before. We were told that the individual… Read more