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: https://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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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 ...

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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 representat...

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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.

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Tilen Genov from Morigenos wins the European Cetacean Society Award for the best short talk

Two weeks ago, the European Cetacean Society organised the 31st conference on marine mammals in Denmark, attended by experts from all over Europe and other parts of the world, including the Morigenos team. Polona Kotnjek presented a poster on interactions between bottlenose dolphins and fisheries in the northern Adriatic, while all Morigenos members participated in a number of workshops. We are especially proud that Tilen Genov and his presentation titled “Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in free-ranging common bottlenose dolphins from the northern Adriatic Sea, in ...

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