The Bay of Kotor faces noise pollution, and hazards caused by the irresponsible operation of vessels. Violations of speed and navigation rules not only endanger humans but also the entire marine ecosystem. This type of behavior not only affects humans but also poses a threat to numerous animals who have been run over, injured, or forced out of their natural habitats. The decline in fish population and the increasing number of turtles being harmed are direct consequences of uncontrolled rides in the bay, which have yet to face adequate penalties.
Due to various human activities, such as shipping, recreational boating, and underwater construction, the marine environment is constantly subjected to noise pollution. This noise can significantly impact marine life, including dolphins, by disrupting their natural behaviors, communication, and feeding patterns. The absence of “silent spots” means that dolphins in the Bay of Kotor and the wider Mediterranean Sea are constantly exposed to anthropogenic noise, which can harm their well-being and overall ecosystem health.
Efforts to mitigate noise pollution and create quieter areas within the marine environment are crucial for the conservation and protection of marine life, including dolphins.
Join a visit with purpose and sign up for responsible boat tours that help make a difference for our Mediterranean Sea. You help the adoption of sustainable practices in the boat tour niche by choosing responsible drivers who follow speed regulations. You can have an impact on preserving marine biodiversity by joining these leisurely, slow boat tours that offer opportunities for fascinating encounters with local marine life.
During each boat tour, you’ll be accompanied by one or two experts in marine mammals who will enhance your journey with educational stories. Furthermore, you can get an up-close experience of marine life using our hydrophone:
Welcome to contribute to the conservation of the marine ecosystem in the Bay of Kotor and to be the catalyst for meaningful change!