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AIMM – Marine Environment Research Association, is a Portuguese environmental non-governmental and non-profit organisation dedicated to the research and conservation of marine species and ecosystems, especially of those inhabiting in the south coast of Portugal.
Discover the latest news about the association’s initiatives and new publications, as well as relevant information about the marine environment.
- 10.03.22 | A data set of terrestrial, volant, and marine mammal occurrences in Portugal.
- 06.03.22 | AIMM was joined by a environmental content creator!
- 04.01.22 | Joana is the winner of the Terre de Femmes Award 2022!
- 15.12.21 | Bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera edeni) new record for mainland Portugal
They speak for usAll reviews
I chose to come to AIMM as I was excited by the prospect of being able find out more about the wide range of cetaceans which can be found in the Algarve. I had a wonderful 2 weeks with AIMM and I particularly enjoyed the moment when a minke whale swam very close alongside our boat.
- Alice, UK - 2021
I decided to come to AIMM to gain knowledge and experience in this field. Also to learn the kind of things that you don't learn in the university.
- Alfredo, Spain - 2021
I decided to come here to AIMM to gain experience, to see what marine research would be like, because I want to be a biologist. It was really interesting for me to arrive here, because we did data collection, I saw of course many animals, what was awesome!
- Amicie, France - 2021
I came to AIMM because I'm really interested in conservation, looking out for animals, alongside as veterinary. And it really has been eye opening. Before coming here I've never seen a dolphin or a whale. Within 3 days of being here, I've seen a whale that has been caught inside a net, and it really shows you how real the problems are today.
- Emily, UK - 2021
Find out more about the marine megafauna in Portugal with the official AIMM Species Guide.
The Species Guide is a digital guide in English where you’ll find various information about the marine species that occur in mainland Portugal. You’ll find biological information, behavior, conservation status and much more!
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We all know that 70% of our planet is water, but a lesser known fact is that these same oceans hold 96.5% of all water. Every creature within and around it contributes to its health — from the seagrass that gives it oxygen, to the cetaceans which balance the food chain. But we do also play an important role in the conservation of the oceans and marine environment.
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