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Over the past few months we have been working hard on a documentary, reflecting on the past 18 years of research on Risso’s dolphins off Pico island, led by Dr. Karin Hartman and hosted by the Nova Atlantis Foundation. The title of this movie is ‘SCARS - Politics in the Big Blue’.
We intend to make the movie available for a wide audience later in 2018.

To give you an impression, here’s the trailer of the film:

Trailer Scars 22_05_2018 from Karin Hartman on Vimeo.

Meanwhile, we need all the help we can get to continue with our research!
In 2018 we focus on the friendships between individuals within stable groups of Risso’s males. We will be using a drone to make unique observations from the air.

If you wish to help us running the project, please make your donation here:



We will use your donation to fund the running project costs (fuel, maintenance of research vessel and equipment).

To give you an idea:
€ 25 funds the fuel for a 3 hour trip with our research vessel
€ 50 funds the maintenance of our research vessel for 1 month
€ 100 funds the cost for storing the research vessel for 4 months during winter


If you don’t have a bank account in the Single European Payment Area, you can make a donation by wire transfer (in Euro) to Stichting Nova Atlantis, IBAN: NL63 BUNQ 2025 4379 86, BIC code: BUNQNL2A.


Updates concerning our research will be posted on the Facebook page of Nova Atlantis!
https://www.facebook.com/Nova-Atlantis-Foundation-110657102315335/