3 results for month: 12/2021


The best holiday gift

Yesterday we received the best holiday gift we could have asked for during these December days. As many of you know, apart from studying the abundance and behaviour of dolphins in the Gulf of Trieste and neighbouring waters we also study their health. Over several occasions this year, one of our dolphins appeared not to be in the best body condition, but this can sometimes be difficult to assess from the boat and dolphins also differ among each other. We therefore wanted to obtain aerial footage that would allow us to better assess the dolphin’s body condition. However, a combination of a number of circumstances, including weather, technical ...

The Mediterranean Sea is not a safe home for all whale and dolphin species

All but two whale and dolphin species in the Mediterranean are now classified as threatened in the IUCN Red List, with four populations Critically Endangered. Morigenos, together with its partners OceanCare, Dolphin Biology and Conservation and Tethys Research Institute, calls on Mediterranean countries to reverse the trend by following and implementing science-based conservation advice. Yesterday, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released the latest assessments of the conservation status of whale and dolphin species in the Mediterranean Sea, listing 9 of the 11 species regularly present in the Mediterranean Sea in one of the ...

Morigenos project as an example of good practice

Previous week Morigenos has been making a video in collaboration with the FAME (Fisheries and Aquaculture Monitoring and Evaluation) team, a group that provides support to DG MARE in monitoring and evaluating the use of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and the Common Fisheries Policy. Dolphin monitoring projects carried out by Morigenos with the help of the EMFF have been recognised by several stakeholders and decision-makers as an example of good practice. We are happy that this will be the first Slovenian video published on this platform so far. Morigenos has been carrying out continuous monitoring of dolphins for the past 20 years, ...