4 results for month: 12/2018


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NEW STUDY BY MORIGENOS ON PECULIAR SOCIAL PARTITIONING IN A DOLPHIN SOCIETY

A new study published in the journal Marine Biology investigated the social network of dolphins in the northern Adriatic Sea. It showed that dolphins living in the Gulf of Trieste form distinct social groups and some of these groups don’t seem to like to talk to each other. It is widely known that dolphins usually occur in groups. In the case of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), group composition often changes, with animals joining or leaving the groups. But these groups are not random. Individual dolphins prefer to spend time with particular other dolphins, which could sometimes be described as their “best friends”. We ...

New study by Morigenos on toxic pollutants in dolphins

New research shows that dolphins in the northern Adriatic contain high levels of PCBs, highly toxic chemicals banned in the 1970s-1980s, and that females pass on their pollutant burden to their young. A new study led by Morigenos was published yesterday in the journal Science of the Total Environment. PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) are a group of man-made chemicals previously used in the manufacture of products including electrical equipment, flame retardants and paints. High exposure to PCBs is known to weaken animal immune systems and markedly reduce breeding success by causing abortions or high mortality in newborn calves. Even though their ...

Adopt a Dolphin from the Slovenian Sea – a wonderful gift for the holidays

  Give your loved ones interesting and useful gift for upcoming holidays: adopt a dolphin from  Slovenia and support conservation of dolphins and their environment in the northern Adriatic. By adopting a dolphin you financially support the research of marine mammals in Slovenia and the northern Adriatic. With the donation for the one-year dolphin adoption, you will financially support our work and thus contribute to the conservation of the northern Adriatic and its biodiversity. Every adopter receives an adoption certificate which includes: the adopter’s name, the name of the dolphin, a biography of the chosen dolphin with his best photos (all ...