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Natasa Nikpaljevic

Natasa Nikpaljevic

M.Sc. Founder and Director of Marine Life Research Foundation

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Fisheries constitute a major threat to marine mammals globally. To evaluate the impact of small-scale fisheries (SSF) on regional under-studied marine mammal populations, we tested a novel and cost-effective approach at three data-limited locations of the central and eastern Mediterranean Sea. Using off-the-shelf GPS loggers to track SSF activities...
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The spatial–temporal distribution of cetacean species often overlaps with fishing practices in the Mediterranean, having direct and indirect consequences. This is the first long‐term study focusing on the effects of fisheries on the behavior of T. truncatus in Montenegro. Focal group scan sampling was used during surveys between September 2016 and...
Technical Report
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Five cetacean species are known to inhabit the Adriatic Sea. While bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) are the most commonly reported species of the Adriatic, they show mainly coastal distribution from its southern to the northern boundaries. On the other hand, striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus) and Cu...
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We investigated the short-term effects of non-targeted tourism on the behaviour of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) off the coast of Montenegro, South Adriatic, by comparing dolphin group behaviour during impact (the presence of non-targeted tourism vessels) and control (absence of all marine vessels) scenarios. Tourism vessel and dolphin b...
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Introduction The delineation of critical habitats forms an important step in the implementation of marine protected areas (MPAs). Whilst MPAs have been shown to be an effective conservation strategy, they cover just 5% of the Adriatic, with no MPAs in Montenegro and a single MPA, Karaburun Sazani, in Albania. The Adriatic Sea has been identified a...
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The delineation of critical habitats forms an important step in the implementation of marine protected areas (MPAs). Whilst MPAs are known as one of the strongest conservation strategies, they cover only 6% of the Adriatic with a single MPA of KaraburunSazaniin the Southern Adriatic. Similarly, only 4% of Turkish waters have been designated MPAs. T...
Technical Report
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The Adriatic Sea is home to five cetacean species, classified as at risk by the IUCN. Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates), striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) and fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus), are all identified as species in which the community has a...
Technical Report
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The Adriatic Sea is home to five cetacean species, classified as at risk by the IUCN. Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates), striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) and fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus), are all identified as species in which the community has a...
Preprint
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Adriatic Sea, with its high marine biodiversity is pinpointed as important cetacean habitat. Despite the cetacean studies started in early 1980s in the northern and central Adriatic, south Adriatic suffers from the lack of data, which leads to the current project. Both land and boat surveys have been conducted since September 2016. So far we have d...
Technical Report
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The Montenegro Dolphin Project ran the first dedicated annual survey effort within the coastal and offshore waters of Montenegro between 2016 and 2017, with plans to keep the survey effort going until 2020. The results presented here contribute to fill the gaps in knowledge and provide baseline information on the cetaceans of Montenegro. We urge ma...

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