Risso’s dolphins in the Adriatic


Risso’s dolphins in the Adriatic

During our full-day search for Cuvier’s beaked whales in the southern Adriatic Sea, we also encountered other species of whales and dolphins. One of them is the Risso’s dolphin. We encountered a group of around 15 individuals west …

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The first research and satellite tagging of Cuvier’s beaked whales have begun in the Adriatic Sea

An international team of scientists from Croatia and Italy set sail on the 14-meter catamaran “Coolway” on Thursday, October 5th, into the open waters of the southern Adriatic with the aim of studying Cuvier’s beaked whales in this …

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The appearance of a group of sperm whales near Korčula

Today during the morning, we received several reports about the observation of a group of large whales in the Adriatic Sea. Through the analysis of observation footage near Korčula sent to us by citizens, we have determined that …

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What are possible causes of loggerhead turtle biting swimmers?

With the aim of raising public awareness and clarifying possible causes of these unpleasant experiences, especially for individuals who have been bitten, in the following text, we will attempt to briefly explain the possible reasons for the bites …

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How Mojmira the dolphin got her name?

We assume you have heard (and if you haven’t, you have now!) that during our appearance on RTL Direkt, we “gifted” the host, Mojmir Pastorčić, a dolphin we named Mojmira after her. Of course, we cannot actually gift …

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Solitary short-beaked common dolphins in the Bay of Rijeka and near Rab

In the past few weeks, we have received reports from citizens about sightings of dolphins in the Rijeka Bay and near Rab, which are displaying unusual behaviour, staying in ports and allowing people to approach them. Since the …

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“Visitor Centre Blue Cave — Biševo” opens

Infrastructural works of the Blue Cave Visitor Centre project – Biševo are completed. The City of Komiža together with its project partners Public Institution More and Karst, the Blue World Institute and the Tourist Board of the City …

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The BWI is now an accredited partner of the United Nations Environment Programme – Mediterranean Action Plan

We are pleased to announce that the BWI is now an accredited partner of the United Nations Environment Programme – Mediterranean Action Plan, following the endorsement of our application at the 22nd Meeting of the Contracting Parties to …

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„Walls of death“ still collect the bloody tribute in endagered species of the Mediterranean!

The center of public interest in the Mediterranean and beyond is the currently unsuccessful attempt to rescue second sperm whale that has become entangled in a drift net near the island of Salina in the archipelago of the …

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New video of injured dolphin Košara

  Thanks to the video of Mr. Andrej Simčić from few days ago we confirmed that our old buddy – bottlenose dolphin Košara, is still alive and is recovering. On his recording made on 21.6.2019. in the channel …

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“Protected by Law” – Zagreb Brewery donation campaign

A summer campaign of the Zagreb Brewery entitled “Protected by Law“, which aims to raise awareness of the endangerment of some strictly protected species in Croatia – bottlenose dolphins, lynxes, wolves and griffon vultures, was launched in Zagreb …

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HARP recovered from 1000 m depth

After more than six months of sound recording in the South Adriatic Sea, we have successfully returned our High-Frequency Acoustic Recording Package (HARP) from 1000m depth to the surface! The device brought us recordings of underwater noise and …

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Fourth aerial survey in the Northern Adriatic

Part of the activities of the LIFE Euroturtles project is aimed at identifying areas important for the protection of the loggerhead sea turtles and the establishment of the Natura 2000 areas. In order to identify such areas in …

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SOUNDSCAPE project kick-off meeting in Split

The partners of the project “SOUNDSCAPE: Soundscapes in the North Adriatic Sea and their impact on marine biological resources” funded by EU CBC Programme Interreg Italy-Croatia programme are currently meeting in Split. The first (or kick-off) meeting is …

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Seizmic has finished. Untill the next time.

Seismic survey for Energean oil company in Montenegrin territorial waters, carried out by seismic ship Ramform Titan and support ships Thor Freyja and Sanco Sea, has finished on 20. February 2019. Ramform Titan started with preparation of streamers …

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Energean 3D seismic survey in Montenegro

After large 3D seismic survey carried out for the ENI-Novatek consortium for exploration of blocks 4, 5, 9 and 10 ended in December 2018, seismic surveying activity continues in Montenegrin water. This time 3D seismic surveying is focused …

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