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
32 Boat surveys conducted
180 Land surveys conducted
50 Individual photo-identified
2 Dolphin species identified

Project Journal

Tivat presentation by DMAD

On Thursday 31st August, Dr Aylin Akkaya Bas presented an informative talk to the members of the...

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ULCINJ – AWARENESS ON THE EFFECTS OF LITTER ON THE LOCAL DOLPHIN POPULATION!

On Sunday the 27th August the whole team headed to Mala Pla┼ża, Ulcinj. The aim of the day was...

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SUCCESSFUL BOAT AND LAND SURVEY

About 12 o'clock on Thursday 23rd November, the MDP team was on the boat for a new survey. It...

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