Montenegro's first long-term cetacean research project

The Adriatic sea holds one of the richest cetacean habitats in the Mediterranean, but unfortunately these animals are classified as either at risk or data deficient and are subject to various anthropogenic threats such as habitat degradation, by-catch, marine traffic and pollution. Unlike many Adriatic countries, Montenegro lacks annual cetacean survey efforts. Dedicated and systematic research is needed to collect important data on cetacean species for their subsequent conservation. For these reasons we launched the very first annual study in Montenegrin coastal waters in order to investigate the cetaceans' regional status and help support future conservation strategies. Further, the Montenegro Dolphin Project employes scientific outreach techniques to raise marine environmental awareness within the local community.

Increasing environmental awareness
Increasing environmental awareness
Conducting scientific research
Conducting scientific research
Proposing sustainable management plans
Proposing sustainable management plans

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Bottlenose dolphin
The dolphins of Montenegro
The dolphins of Montenegro
Project aims and timeline
Project aims and timeline
Our research
Our research
A girl using a theodolite.
What we have learnt so far
What we have learnt so far
30 Boat surveys conducted
163 Land surveys conducted
33 Individual photo-identified
2 Dolphin species identified

Project Journal

DOLPHINS OF ADRIATIC SEA AT OPEN SCIENCE DAYS 2017 – MONTENEGRO

Montenegro dolphin project team composed of DPCG and DMAD team have their part at Open science...

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LIVING WITH THE SEA

Montenegro dolphin project team (DPCG and DMAD) have their chance to introduce their work...

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September cleaning of the beach

A lot of rubbish around us has a negative effect for all living beings. Having a clean and...

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