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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.

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Posted on 6 November 2022 by AIMM

Epimeletic behavior in bottlenose dolphins in the South of Portugal

You can now read our article about our sighting where we observed an epimeletic behavior in bottlenose dolphins in the South of Portugal.  Castro, J., Oliveira, J. M., Estrela, G., Cid, A. And Quirin, A.Epimeletic […]

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 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

Portugal wildlife

Discover all the marine wildlife in the South coast of Portugal!

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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2010 : Foundation Year
AIMM was founded in 2010 by young marine biologists who shared the same passion for the ocean and being fascinated with marine life.
2015: KETOS
In 2015, AIMM acquired a research vessel named Ketos, designed with the specific intention of providing the necessary support for AIMM's scientific pr...Read more
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2015: KETOS
In 2015, AIMM acquired a research vessel named Ketos, designed with the specific intention of providing the necessary support for AIMM's scientific projects. This rib boat was built by the Portuguese manufacturer Setamar (www.setamar.pt) and is 6,70m in length and has a 135hp Honda engine. It has the capacity to take up to 10 researchers on board, is equipped with a GPS, EPIRB, VHF radio, 220V jack cold box, bimini, underwater camera support, and plank on the bow.
2017: DRONE “EYE IN THE SKY”
"Eye in the sky” is a commercial drone, DJI Phantom 4, and is becoming a reliable tool in order to improve our scientific research with marine mamma...Read more
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2017: DRONE “EYE IN THE SKY”
"Eye in the sky” is a commercial drone, DJI Phantom 4, and is becoming a reliable tool in order to improve our scientific research with marine mammals in Portugal. AIMM drone flies more than a 150 meters high and up to 5000 meters from the remote control for about 28 min. Our drone is equiped with: - Camera with a sensor 1/2.3" CMOS, Video resolution up to 4K, Photos at 12.4Mp; - Gimbal 3-axis; - Live view system.
2019: CONTRACTS
As of 2019, AIMM no longer has team members on a voluntary basis and has the opportunity to offer paid employment contracts in the areas of marine bio...Read more
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2019: CONTRACTS
As of 2019, AIMM no longer has team members on a voluntary basis and has the opportunity to offer paid employment contracts in the areas of marine biology, communication and marketing.

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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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