4 results for month: 06/2017


Morigenos and giants of the deep sea in Arboretum Park

In mid-May, the Slovenian horticultural park Arboretum Volčji Potok built a unique exhibition "Giants of the deep sea", where you can see more than 10 life-size whale statues – the longest of them measuring almost 25 meters. Morigenos also took park in the preparation of this exhibition. We provided information and interesting facts about each exhibited species that you can find on the information boards besides the sculptures. In addition, Morigenos will be part of the accompanying program in the park until the autumn interacting with visitors at our creative workshops for children about the sea and dolphins as well as lectures on dolphins ...

New generations of marine researchers

In Morigenos, we especially like working with primary and secondary schools, as we wish to pass our knowledge and experience from the world of dolphins on to the new generations, introduce them to the work of marine researchers and encourage them to protect the marine environment. In the spring and summer months, we are visited by many school groups from all over Slovenia and abroad. Students are always very enthusiastic to learn about our work through our given lectures on dolphins along the Slovenian coast and are keen to try and search for dolphins themselves from our land observation point and from the boat trip where they are taken to be able ...

Working together towards marine biodiversity conservation

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has designated the 5th of June as the World Environment Day, to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. At Morigenos, we celebrated the occasion one day after the actual World Environment Day, but we did it in good company. Organized by the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation and accompanied by Landscape Park Strunjan, we headed out to sea to commemorate this day and highlight the importance of marine biodiversity conservation. At sea, we met with representatives of other institutions that deal with marine research and conservation one way ...

Even the youngest helping in dolphin conservation

Pupils of the Waldorf School Gorenjska collected donations from their little pockets and adopted our dolphin named Morigenos. They also delighted us with a bunch of pretty drawings and wished us many beautiful research days. Thank you, children, and their teacher! You can also adopt a dolphin from Slovenia and thus support the conservation and research of these wonderful creatures in the northern Adriatic.