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 ...

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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 ...

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SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE

Help us achieve our goals! Morigenos and its effort for the conservation of dolphins and healthy marine ecosystems has been chosen for the Slovenian partner of the action #VEDNOPODPIRAJ DOBER NAMEN (ALWAYS SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE), organised by Coca-Cola. Within the action, they will financially support three socially responsible Slovenian projects working on the topics of sports, environment and community. We would truly appreciate your support through giving us your vote and sharing this among your friends! Follow the link and click on ODDAJ SVOJ GLAS (GIVE YOUR VOTE) ...

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Slovenia takes over the presidency of the International Whaling Commission

Last week marked the end of the biennial 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florianopolis, Brazil, where Slovenian took over the 2-year presidency of the Commission from Japan. The International Whaling Commission was set up based on the Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, signed in Washington on 2 December 1946. Slovenia became a member of the IWC in 2006. IWC member states are divided to those that oppose different types of whaling (“like-minded or anti-whaling countries”, which includes Slovenia) and those that support whaling ...

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12th Dolphin Day – programme

Join us in Piran on Saturday, August 18th, from 15:15 on, in Piran to celebrate the 12th annual DolphinDay. Check out the programme here: Program - SLO Programme - ENG Il programma dell'evento - ITA Programm - DEU  

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12th Dolphin Day

On Saturday, 18th August 2018, 12th Dolphin Day will take place in Piran. We kindly invite you to spend your afternoon in our company. A more detailed programme will be announced soon.  

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OUR FIRST AERIAL FOOTAGE OF DOLPHINS IN THE GULF OF TRIESTE

In 2017, Morigenos started testing the utility of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) for studies of behaviour, group dynamics, body condition, morphometrics and other aspects of dolphin biology. Here we share some of the first aerial shots of our dolphins. We hope you enjoy them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_wbCpcVOVA

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MORIGENOS IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

We are proud to announce that you can read about Morigenos and dolphins along the Slovenian coast in the June issue of National Geographic Slovenija (in Slovenian).  

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The vaquita is on the brink of extinction

© Thomas A. Jefferson 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: https://vimeo.com/254869496

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MORIGENOS AT THE 32nd CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN CATEACEAN SOCIETY

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 ...

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