BWI Media Archive

SEA TURTLE RESCUE CENTRE – Release of the loggerhead sea turtle Bova

After two months of recovery, a sea turtle named Bova was released into the sea from Borik beach in Mali Lošinj. At the beginning of June, our researchers found this loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) floating near the island …

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Konzum, our partner for promotion of the “Marine Ranger” application

Konzum became a proud partner of the Blue World Institute, which supports the protection of marine mammals by promoting the Marine Ranger app to reach as many citizens as possible. Konzum will support the application through its media …

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Interested in dolphins and whales? If you want to contribute to their monitoring and preservation, become a Marine Ranger!

The Blue World Institute, within the LIFE Delfi project, which is co-financed by the European Union through the LIFE program and the Office for Non-Governmental Organizations of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, has developed the Marine …

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29th Dolphin Day

We were happy to celebrate the 29th Dolphin Day! This is the 10th year since the celebration of this traditional event was moved to July 1st. In the park behind the church of St. Antun Opat in Veli …

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World Sea Turtle Day 2021

We celebrated this year’s World Sea Turtle Day in the most beautiful way, by returning the recovered sea turtle Zlata in nature. Zlata is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) that was found stranded on the rocks …

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Establishing the Blue Network – coordination of organizations actively dealing with the marine litter issue in Croatia

This year, we celebrate the World Environment Day in a very special way, holding a two-day workshop on marine waste data collection, organized by the ECOSS project in cooperation with Ocean Conservancy, which resulted in the establishment of …

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From the diary of the Sea Turtle Rescue Center in Mali Lošinj

In order to inform the general public about the work of our Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, we asked its manager mr.sc. Mateja Zekan and veterinarian Tina Belaj, dr.med.vet to give us an example about procedure during the reception …

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Underwater and coastal cleanup action

Despite unfavorable weather conditions, on May 22nd, 2021., on the island of Lošinj, a coastal cleanup action was held in the bay of Artatore, while due to the strong wind, the seabed was cleaned a little further, on …

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Celebration of the European Natura 2000 Day

Valbiska, a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), has successfully completed its recovery at our Sea Turtle Rescue Centre. After seven months of recovery from a deep wound on the neck, today it returned to the sea. Such …

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European Atlas of the Seas

The President of the Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation, Jelena Basta, becomes the Croatian ambassador of the European Atlas of the Seas, an ocean literacy tool. With our core mission dedicated to marine environment protection …

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MARINE TURTLE RESCUE CENTRE – Dead sea turtle reports

Within the activities of the Marine Turtle Rescue Center, we collect the data on dead sea turtles as well. Each dead individual is a source of data useful in monitoring of their presence and movement in the Adriatic …

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MARINE TURTLE RESCUE CENTRE – Recovered sea turtles

Valbiska, a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle that has been successfully recovering for the past four months from a deep wound caused by a skin incision due to entanglement in a net or litter, has not been lonely lately. …

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LIFE EUROTURTLES project – Sea turtles tagging with GSM tags

Spatial information is of a crucial importance for the effective conservation management of sea turtle populations and identification of high-used habitats. Our project partners from University of Primorska have developed a new device that uses Snapshot GPS system …

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Soundscape project – Recreational boat noise source level assessment

Together with the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, we collected data on the recreational boat noise source levels on the 22nd and 25th of October 2020 as part of the Soundscape project. This will be the first pilot …

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Blue World Institute’s open day for divers and fishermen

On Friday, 25th of September 2020, the Blue World Institute organized a workshop in Mali Lošinj entitled ‘Open Day for divers and fishermen’. The main reason for this event was the presentation of a prototype device for marine …

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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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