Our paper about identifying dolphins by their faces freely available to everyone

Did you know that we can identify different dolphins by their faces? Due to high interest in our recent dolphin face identification paper by the scientific community and various media, the publisher of Marine Mammal Science decided to make the paper freely available to everyone for the rest of the year, regardless of subscriptions to the journal! We are very happy about that, as we believe in sharing science openly, but could not afford to pay for the Open Access option when we published the paper. Even though as researchers, we always share our work with ...

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Documentary Dolphin Man

Join us for the screening of the documentary Dolphin Man this Thursday, November 23, in Ljubljana and Izola. Our vice-president Polona Kotnjek will have a short introduction to the film at 7PM in Kinodvor (Ljubljana). In Odeon (Izola) you can participate in a conversation with our researcher Ana Hace right after the film, which will start at 6:30PM. Welcome!

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MedPAN general assembly and workshop – MPAs facing pollution in the Mediterranean: thinking beyond boundaries

MedPAN, the network of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in cooperation with the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation, the Strunjan Landscape Park and with the support of the Slovenian Marine Mammal Society - Morigenos, organizes the annual meeting of the network of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Managers on 27th of November 2017 in Izola, Slovenia. Today, MedPAN joins more than 100 members and partners from 18 Mediterranean countries. The MedPAN 10th general assembly Besides the general assembly,  MedPAN regional workshop on ...

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FOLLOWING THE STREAM

Photo: Mitja Sodja FotoBohinj At the end of October, our society joined up with the team of Moja reka si and Coca-cola Slovenia to clean up the banks of the river Dragonja. Dragonja is the longest river in Primorska and since it runs into the Adriatic Sea, a lot of trash ends up in the sea, which is very dangerous for dolphins and other marine animals. During the action, we cycled 50 km with electric bicycles and collected almost 20 kg of trash. After the successful completion of our task, our members gave a short presentation on our society, our goals and our ...

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MORIGENOS RESEARCHERS DISCOVER A NEW WAY OF IDENTIFYING DOLPHINS

Morigenos researchers have discovered that individual dolphins can be identified by their faces, “inventing” a novel method of dolphin identification. They presented their findings in a study, published today in Marine Mammal Science, the central scientific journal for studies of marine mammals: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mms.12451/full It has long been known that individual dolphins can be identified by natural markings on dorsal fins. Thanks to these markings, we know that about 150 dolphins live in the Gulf of Trieste, studied by Morigenos ...

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52th European Marine Biology Symposium

This week, from 25th of September to 29th of September, 52th European Marine Biology Symposium is taking place in Portorož, Slovenia. Morigenos team is glad to attend the Symposium and present two scientific contributions.

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Dolphin Day 2017 – Programme

Join us on Saturday, 19th of August 2017 in Piran at the 11th Dolphin Day. Click on the link below to check the Programme. Dolphin Day 2017 - Programme

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Dolphin Day 2017

  We kindly invite you to join us in Piran on Saturday 19th of August, at the 11th Dolphin Day. Just like in the past years we prepared a diverse and interesting programme, with several attractive prizes. A more detailed programme will be announced soon.

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International Vaquita day

Today on 8th of July, we are marking International Vaquita day. The main focus of the day and accompanying events all over the world is on raising awareness and appreciation of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). Vaquita is a small porpoise that can be found only in the northern Gulf of California, in Baja California, Mexico. The species is nearly extinct, with less than 30 individuals left, and declining at about 50% per year. The population is declining fast due to gillnet fishing and illegal fishing for the totoaba fish blather, ...

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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 ...

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