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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 days 2017 at Univerity of Montenegro at Podgorica, departement for biology. Nataša Nikpaljević as project coordinator of ,,Integrating Scientific Research with Community Education for Cetacean Conservation and Population Statues in Montenegro” project financed by Rufford fondation with other volunteers showed and shared her knowledge about …

LIVING WITH THE SEA

Montenegro dolphin project team (DPCG and DMAD) have their chance to introduce their work together with Team for turtle/tortoise conservation at Montenegro in the TV show – LIVING WITH THE SEA

September cleaning of the beach

A lot of rubbish around us has a negative effect for all living beings. Having a clean and health environment, we are healthy too. This should be a real message for all people. Montenegro dolphin project, in addition to researching dolphins it also takes care of preserving the clean environment. On 21st september Montenegro dolphin project team had a beach …

Lights, camera, dolphins!

On the 1st of September the research team boarded Chance Discovery, a beautiful 55ft sailboat captained by Richard George, a knowledgeable sailor and close friend to the organisation. Our day began with a visit from a local television crew while we were still moored in Porto Montenegro. “Living with the sea” , or on local language ,,Život sa morem” is emision who …

Right place, wrong time

Volunteer Lindsey with binos during a boat survey

As any wildlife biologist or avid animal spotter will tell you, persistence is the key to success. To see any animal in its natural environment takes determination, and in the case with dolphins, who can travel upwards of 60 kilometres per day, being in the right place at the right time. After a reasonably unsuccessful previous seven days, the team …

Our volunteers take to the beaches

Volunteers show garbage after beach clean

Litter contaminated seas can cause a variety of problems for all marine life – bottlenose dolphins may get caught in rogue netting, and turtles may ingest plastic bags rather than jelly fish. The rubbish we could dispose of properly, reuse or recycle can end up damaging the world we live in. Because of this, and the overwhelming amount of litter left …

Bar land survey

5.42am saw the start of another Bar land survey. The weather was warm and humid, with a gentle breeze, the sea was an excellent state for a land survey with a Beaufort of 1 and there was a mild haze at the horizon reducing our visibility only slightly. 1 hour and 20 minutes passed without any sightings of dolphins, but …

2-day survey in Herceg Novi

On the 10th and 11th August, the Montenegro Dolphin Team completed a 2-day survey in Herceg Novi, a picturesque town that lies on the border of Montenegro and Croatia. Being the newest member of the team, this was my first taste of proper fieldwork and it was a great experience! We arrived at our survey site around 4pm in the afternoon and went straight into three …

Chance Discovery Dolphins

After a night spent on the Chance Discovery, we left Porto Montenegro with hopes of finding both bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba). This was an especially exciting trip as a German film crew were accompanying us to film a documentary and a short news entry. They interviewed some of our volunteers and recorded our activities throughout the …