Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior in the Adriatic

In the third week of Operation Wallacea we managed to have acollaboration with Greenpeace Croatia! We did a seabed screening using the Observer 4, mini-ROV Subsea and we spend the whole day on their infamous Rainbow Warrior 3. With partners from NGO Deep Blue Explorers we had the privilege to be a part of this worldly diverse team for a day. Looking forward to future collaborations!

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Happy Ocean Day!

Celebrate Ocean Day! Thanks to many friends and partners, this year we were part of a great and beautiful story. The Oceans Day we celebrated od Dugi otok with an educational workshop for primary school pupils on Dugi otok in the Sali Library with a theme on marine litter. Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away. Sarah Kay

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Childrens Marine Tuesdays in the Zadar Public Library

The City Library maintains a regular children version of Marine Tuesdays called "Mali morski utorak". 20000 Leagues members together with partners participate in this program. Workshops were held with the aim of introducing children to some of the most common species of marine organisms. These are the organisms we find in the tidal area; like limpets, barnacales and snails, as well as colorful algae and seaweed in deeper parts Children learn the best with examples, live material and use of tools, like microscopes and magnifying devices. Talks about mutual connections, production of oxygen and secrets of the sea we still need to unravel intrigued the children and motivated them to ask many questions and give us many interesting answers.

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Science festival – TIME and WEATHER 2017.

We participated in this year's Science Festival! In the Kruno Krstić Primary School through games and fun workshop we had education pupil why the sea is important and how to keep it healthy, with the support of teachers. This year's theme of the festival is Time, so we decided to touch the theme of litter in the sea and how with time it changes form and becomes even more dangerous when we can't see it - in the form of microplastics. We demonstrated to the pupils why we can find plastic when we look at the seabed sediment and marine organisms under microscope and how weather and weather conditions affect litter in the sea. We have talked about how to properly separate waste. We concluded the day with loads of new knowledge and with an important message: we all need to keep our seas clean together!

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20000 Leagues in Montenegro – collaboration with NGO MedCEM

As part of the project conducted by the Montenegrin NGO MedCEM (Mediterranean Ecological Monitoring Center) under the title "Website - Database of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Montenegro", a member of the Society of 20000 Leagues, Hrvoje Čižmek was involved in the implementation of the project as a foreign consultant for the selection and establishment of protected marine areas in Montenegro. Project was financed by MedPAN organization, with FFEM, MAVA and Princ Alberta II of Monaca fondation; Objectives of the project were to consolidate available information on possible protected areas of the Montenegrin coast, with particular emphasis on future protected areas in the sea (MPAs). Montenegro is the last country in the Mediterranean (with BiH) that has not established any protected area in the sea, although there are plans and programs to do so in the future. Bilingual website can be found on the following link http://mne-mpa.org.  Dead matte...

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