08 February 2009
Tilen Genov contributes to Tethys research in the Gulf of Corinth
A 'special' researcher is going to join the Ionian Dolphin Project team next spring: Tilen Genov, President of Morigenos.
When he was about 8, Tilen had been the first adopter of a bottlenose dolphin in the context of a campaign launched to support research by Tethys around Losinj, Croatia. Since then he has been a frequent guest at the Losinj field station, initially with Tethys and then with BlueWorld.
Having learned much through contact with researchers and direct observation, Tilen eventally created his own organization in Slovenia and started doing dolphin research with his team.
Tilen just published a paper summarizing his findings on bottlenose dolphins along the Slovenian and adjacent coasts.
Tilen will work with Tethys researchers in the context of "Delphi's Dolphins", the new dolphin research and conservation project in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece.
Morigenos, together with Tethys and various other cetacean research and conservation NGOs, is member of the Cetacean Alliance.