FIRST SIGHTING OF THE NEW DECADE

Today we had the first dolphin sighting in the new decade! We found a large group of dolphins along the shore of Piran (Slovenia), including mothers with calves. Most of the encountered dolphins are well known to us, as we now know some of them for 17 years. Those of you that adopted the female Moni in the past will be happy to know she was seen today with a calf. Many thanks to fisherman Boris who called us when he spotted dolphins. Such reports are highly valuable to us, as they enable us to collect additional data and therefore gain a better understanding of dolphins in ...

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Happy holidays and happy new year!

  Thank you for of all your support in 2019!

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Modern methods of fishing are pushing some species of whales and dolphins towards extinction

Almost a dozen species of small cetaceans are on the road towards extinction. An international group of scientists, including Morigenos, reviewed the current status of small cetaceans globally. The main reason for the worrisome status of most of them are the fishing nets that catch and kill hundreds of thousands of marine mammals each year. Whales and dolphins lived alongside human fishers in coastal seas and rivers for thousands of years. But after World War II, the nets made of cotton and hemp were replaced by cheaper and more durable synthetic nets. These gill-nets ...

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SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE THROUGH PLAY – A NEW MEMORY GAME BY MORIGENOS

This summer you can support our efforts in the study and conservation of dolphins and the marine environment through play! Morigenos, with the help of Coca-cola, created a new memory game »DOLPHINS IN SLOVENIA« within the campaign »Always support a good cause«. The game became available for purchase in Tuš stores today. The campaign is supported by the company Tuš, which will donate all of the raised funds to the study and conservation of dolphins in Slovenia and the Gulf of Trieste. You can already find the game in some Tuš stores today, while in the following ...

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MORIGENOS AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STUDIES

National Geographic Slovenia is organising an event National Geographic Studies, taking place on 17 June 2019 at 17:00 in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The National Geographic Society is a world-renowned non-profit organisation that helps generate solutions for a healthy, more sustainable future. Listen to inspiring stories of top lecturers from Slovenia and abroad whose work and creative committment embodies the values and mission of the National Geographic Society. The event will also feature Tilen Genov from Morigenos. Join us!

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COCA COLA SUPPORTS MORIGENOS

Within the action "#vednopodpiraj dober namen" (always support a good cause) the Coca-Cola Slovenia donated a total grant of 21,000 Euros to three winning projects in the fields of sport, environment and communities. Consumers voted for the winning projects of Morigenos, the Association of Friends of Youth of Ljubljana Moste-Polje ("Botrstvo") and the Olympic Committee of Slovenia - Association of Sports Federations. The event was also attended by the ambassador of the action Jure Košir, one of the most successful Slovenian alpine skiers. As part of the action, ...

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SUMMER RESEARCH COURSES 2019 IN SLOVENIA

Seize the opportunity to get to know the research and conservation of dolphins and sea turtles in the Slovenian and the surrounding waters first hand - join us at this year's international summer research courses in Piran! Research course will give you an overview on marine mammals and marine conservation. As part of our research team, you will be able to observe dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat, learn about research methods and through fieldwork and cooperation in data collection contribute to ...

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Greetings

Morigenos Society wishes you and your loved ones a joyful Christmas holiday and a happy and prosperous New Year. Thank you for your support! Team Morigenos

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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 ...

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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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