6 Jun 2012

Two striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) in Portorož, Slovenia

Yesterday (5th June 2012) Morigenos received several reports of two dolphins sighted along the main beach and piers in Portorož, Slovenia. We responded and managed to identify the two animals as striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba), which appeared in good condition. Examination of photographs revealed that these two dolphins have recently been sighted in a nearby Italian port of Grignano. As we reported in the scientific literature a few years ago, this species is occasional in this part of the Adriatic Sea (unlike the bottlenose dolphin, which is regular). If you spot any dolphins in Slovenian waters during the following days, or if you have spotted them recently, please report it at +386 31 77 10 77. This helps us monitor the occurrence of these animals in our waters. If you have any photos or video, we would also be very interested.

Photo: Špela Guštin, Morigenos

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