31 Mar 2013

10 years of friendship

Exactly 10 years ago, on 30th March 2003, we encountered some very special dolphins: Morigenos, Deinon, Foki and Alenka. Little did we know back then that we would keep seeing these dolphins regularly and that they (together with their friends, which we met later) would become a sort of symbol of dolphin conservation in Slovenia. Morigenos and Deinon are the most frequently encountered dolphins in Slovenian waters, while Foki and Alenka are not far behind. We've already seen some of them this year. Today, after knowing them for ten years, we regard them as part of our family. Each of them is different and unique, both in external appearance and in their behaviour. Each new encounter with them makes us happy, but we also worry about their future. Today we know that these waters are important for them, as they keep using them year after year. If you're interested in finding out more about how we tell dolphins apart, visit the Photo-ID catalogue. If you would like to adopt some of these dolphins or, with some luck, see them in nature, please visit Adopt a Dolphin and Research Camps.
We hope to keep seeing these (and other) dolphins in our waters for at last the next ten years.

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