BWI Media Archive

Blue World Institute celebrates World Sea Turtle Day

World Sea Turtle Day takes place every year on 16th of June. This year, as a part of the educational activities on LIFE Euroturtles project, with the support from Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, Blue World Institute celebrated this …

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Clean up and marine litter monitoring at Velopin Beach, Mali Lošinj

The analysis of the waste on the beach of Velopin in Mali Lošinj was initiated by BWI members and volunteers on Friday, 25th of May 2018. The action was taken as part of international clean-up action “Clean Up …

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Funding approved for the Blue Cave – Biševo Visitor Centre

We are very proud that project for the establishment of the “Blue Cave – Biševo Visitor Centre“, which we have developed in cooperation with the City of Komiža (project leader), the Split and Dalmatia County Public Institution “Sea …

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Research in North Dalmatia

The Blue World Institute research team spent the past few days studying common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in North Dalmatia. The research activities are part of a multiannual collaboration with public institutions “Kornati National Park” and “Nature Park …

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Open air exhibition „Diversity matters“

This year Blue World Institute is celebrating World Water Day, 22nd of March and Earth Day 22nd of April by hosting travelling exhibition “Diversity matters” by Natural History Museum of Rijeka. This exhibition was produced as a part …

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LIFE EUROTURTLES – Fishermen Workshop

On Friday, March 16th, 2018, we used the unfavorable weather forecast that kept the fishing boats in the harbours of the island of Lošinj to organize a workshop for fishermen. During the meeting we were conducting individual interviews …

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International School of Marine Conservation Science registration extended

We are inviting MSc and PhD students with a basic degree in biology/ecology and related subjects to apply for participation in the International School of Marine Conservation Science (isMCS) organised between 21 – 30 June 2018 in Koper …

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Workshop on science-policy-society interface

Between the 17th and 20th June 2018 the BWI will co-host a workshop for early career researchers on the topic of working at the science-policy-society interface. Working with partners from Network of Early Carrier Scientists (NIECS) of IMBER …

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Dead fin whale near Lošinj

Blue World Institute received an information about dead whale near Lošinj on 23 January 2018. Dead whale got entangled in a trawling net and was brought by the fishermen to Male Orjule island. Blue Word Institute researchers checked …

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Fin whale near Rovanjska bay

During the afternoon of  6 Jan 2017 fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) has been observed in the Rovanjska bay near Jasenice. The animal was swiming slowly, surfacing aproximatelly every ten minutes. The actual size can not be established based on the …

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Dead Cuvier’s beaked whale near Orebić

Today, 17. 12. 2017. we received the information on dead whale found stranded on Pelješac peninsula near city of Orebić. Animal, about 5 meters in length in a moderate state of decomposition has been washed ashore after strong …

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Mitigating the impact of underwater noise

Underwater noise caused by different anthropogenic activities present a serious threat to marine life. Particularly serious impact can be caused by recent advances of different industries, primarily oil and gas, towards prospecting and possible future extraction of hydrocarbons …

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Exhibition of the Blue World Institute Art Collection in Zagreb

From the 13th to the 27th November at the Bogdan Ogrizović Library in Zagreb, Preradovićeva street, there will be an exhibition of Blue World Institute Art Collection. The collection consists of works created by eight Croatian artists: Tomislav …

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New education project for local kindergarten

In October 2017 Blue World Institute has started cooperation project with the local kindergarten from Mali Lošinj with the intention to educate children on fish biology, fish species, fisheries and importance of the fish food in our daily …

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Two fin whales near Lošinj

During the morning of 27.8.2017., the Blue World Institute received a report about the observation of two fin whales west of Lošinj. The researchers immediately went to the sea to collect information on this sighting and to determine …

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Young Sea Turtle rescued

On Monday, 24th July 2017 we got the report on a young loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) entangled in plastic strings in Čikat bay, Mali Lošinj. Thanks to Mr. Mario Milošević, Mr. Čano Milušić and Mr. Roberto Nikolić, …

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