[MARMAM] Dolphin Research Courses in Slovenia, north Adriatic Sea

Ana Hace anahace at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 15 07:38:26 PDT 2014

Dear list members, 

You can still join the last two this year’s Morigenos
Dolphin Research Courses, which will take place from 20th to 29th of August and from 4th to 13th of September in Slovenia. 
– Slovenian Marine Mammal Society is a small research NGO
that aims to combine scientific research, monitoring, education, public
awareness, capacity building and management, to achieve effective conservation
of the marine environment and biodiversity. More information at www.morigenos.org 
Research Courses offer interested people to join the research
team for 10 days and participate in day-to-day research activities.
This includes boat surveys, land-based watches, theodolite tracking,
photo-identification and behavioural observations. All the
necessary training is provided through lectures, practical work in the
field, and short workshops. Food and accommodation in our research base in
lovely town of Piran are included. 

By the end of this course, you will:
-       have
a better understanding of current issues in marine mammal and
turtle conservation;
-       obtain
an overview of different methods for studying marine mammals in the wild;
-       acquire
practical experience of pleasures and frustrations of marine mammal field
will also get to know the Slovenian coast and enjoy summer delights. 
information can be found here: Morigenos Research Courses
Applications: Anyone
above the age of 16 can participate, regardless of nationality, academic
background or previous experience. So to ensure your place as soon as possible,
please send an e-mail to morigenos at morigenos.org for
registration or questions.
Dolphin Project is a long-term research, monitoring and
conservation programme, established in 2002 and focusing on bottlenose dolphins
(Tursiops truncatus) in Slovenian and adjacent waters in the north Adriatic Sea. Bottlenose dolphins can be found in the
area year-round and about 130 individuals have been photo-identified over the
past 10 years. Research activities focus on dolphin distribution, abundance,
behaviour, social structure, habitat use, feeding habits, fishery interactions
and tourism impact, and aim to provide the scientific baseline for effective
conservation of dolphins and their habitat. This research has been the basis for
the implementation of Natura 2000 for bottlenose dolphins in Slovenia. Apart
from dolphins, the research team also undertakes research on loggerheard
turtles (Caretta caretta), which visit this area between April and

Ana Hace
Morigenos - Slovenian Marine Mammal Society
Kidricevo nabrezje 4 
6330 Piran 
Sloveniawww.morigenos.org http://www.facebook.org/morigenos
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