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“a great place to learn about dolphins”

Blue World Institute
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Veli Losinj
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Blue World Institute carries our research on resident population of about 180 bottlenose dolphins. As research goes on for 30 years, each dolphin has its name and can be recognised. In Losinj Marine Education Centre you can learn about dolphins and their environment. Also, you can Adopt a dolphin and support the work of the organisation to protect this small dolphin group. You can also inquire and book Dolphin Watching Tour with Blue World and experience dolphins in their natural environment guided by experienced educator and skipper. If you would like to participate in 10 day course with researchers, inquire about eco-volunteering!
London, United Kingdom
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“a great place to learn about dolphins”
Reviewed 20 December 2013

there are still about 200 bottle-nose dolphins in the sea around Losinj and the centre provides a lot of useful information about them. It would be great if this fabulous area was even better protected!

Visited September 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Volunteering for the blue world”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

You can participate for a 12-day volunteering program with the blue world. It's an amazing experience and you will learn a lot from dolphins at the Adriatic. As a volunteer, you get to go on the boat quite a bit with the Blue World staff members. You will be working on data collection on dolphin behavior, feeding, numbers, etc mostly based on photo identification. These guys are really pros at finding the dolphins on the open sea, so you are definitely going to see your share.

Photo identification is the main data collection method. Wildlife is respected and the dolphins are not harassed. This is how it works. In the boat there are two staff members and the volunteers. One of the staff members is taking care of the boat, while the other stands in the front and takes the pictures. Volunteers will have two tasks to fulfill. One is to keep track of the waypoints using a GPS tracker & sheet of paper and the other is to use a smartphone application and make a note every time a dolphin raises to the surface for air (or any other reason). Later the data is analyzed and used as base data for different scientific purposes. You get to live in the volunteer house in Veli, sharing it usually 2-6 volunteers from different countries. (Read more at idive.blogspot.com)

Visited August 2013
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

In 2012, we visited with my wife Centre for the Protection delfínů.Je small resort and it would be a shame to not take it because it is in Croatia unikátní.S joy we all viewed, watched a documentary about dolphins and talked with a nice lady that we vysvětlila.Škoda willingly everything that the printed guide is in Czech jazyce.Snad, this gave only defect napravit.Týden we lived in the Big Lošinj, unfortunately dolphin own eyes we saw him neviděli.To happened three years back while sailing to the island of Vis .
                                            Petr Slavičín, Czech Republic

Visited October 2012
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