DMAD’s mood will not be killed by bad weather

You may have seen our recent blog entry about our team struggling with stormy seas, rain and even a bit of snow whilst taking on the mammoth task of trying to fill data gaps in the Levantine Sea. The team struggled through seasickness and the cold and have managed to collect some really useful information on marine mammals and their associated threats, all with a smile on their face.

DMAD's Founder and Scientific Director smiling through the rain

Well, it seems that the DMAD team can’t get a break with the weather! This time, our team of researchers in Montenegro was out on an opportunistic survey in the north of the country when thick fog rolled in down the mountains. Sadly this meant that the survey had to be abandoned, but the resulting photos (below) are phenomenal.

Once again, full credit goes to our team for not being disheartened and appreciating the beauty of the event rather than getting frustrated. Whenever you survey in winter, there is always a good chance that you will run into bad weather (and thus winter surveys are far rarer than summer ones in marine biology), however, knowing the seasonal distribution of marine mammals is hugely important in the effective conservation of these species and so we will be back at it again and again until we have the data we need.

If you would like to learn more about our work with Montenegro Dolphin Research please click here.

Full credit goes to our team for keeping a positive attitude