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The vaquita, the world’s rarest marine mammal, is approaching imminent extinction.
This does not mean that we should accept this outcome. This is the moment where we all raise our voices and take action in order to do more than our best in trying to save this species.
Here is a video that explains everything about this and how you can help:
At the 32nd conference of the European Cetacean Society in Italian La Spezia, Morigenos once again took active part in the conference. Four of our team members attended various workshops and the conference, where Tilen Genov presented a talk "Evaluating the population-level effects of cryptic events on a coastal dolphin population".
Two posters were also presented. The first poster presented on a "Severe jaw injury in a common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) from the Gulf of Trieste, the northern Adriatic Sea", with Ana Hace as the lead author. The second ...
Yesterday in La Spezia Tilen Genov, the founder and the president of the Morigenos, received The Mandy McMath Conservation Award 2018 for his outstanding contribution to the field of marine mammal conservation and welfare, with particular emphasis on contributions to environmental education and to conservation of cetaceans in practice from the European Cetacean Society.
On this day, exactly 15 years ago, we first met and photographed dolphins Morigenos Deinon, Foki, Alenka and Wit. These were among the first dolphins to ever be photo-identified along the Slovenian coast or in the Gulf of Trieste. We first encountered them on 30 March 2003 in Moon Bay, between Izola and Strunjan, Slovenia. We still regularly see these dolphins, and consider them our old friends. We hope to keep encountering them for many years to come! We share with you some old photos, which at that time were still taken on film!
Surprise your children with a very educational and fun story about the boy Oti and help protect Slovenian dolphins.
In cooperation with MINI POLIGLOTINI, we present a new multilingual fairytale ALOHA KAIMANA - The Guardian of the Seas. Last year, Morigenos and MINI POLIGLOTINI created a nature conservation mobile application for children, and this year we upgraded it to a book! The book with beautiful illustrations by illustrator Polona Lovšin and strong nature conservation message is suitable for children between 2 and 10 years of age who learn how to read and ...
Members of the Morigenos society wish you all a happy New Year 2018. May it be full of success, love and happiness!
Have a beautiful New Year's Eve!
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 ...
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!
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 ...
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 ...