Vivamar is an ambassador of Dolphins to People. Our mission is to research, educate, and inspire conservation of the last resident bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the northeast Adriatic; more precisely: in Slovenian waters, off the west coast of Istria, Croatia, and in the rest of the Trieste Gulf. Vivamar is the only Society active in all neighboring countries of the NE Adriatic Sea: Slovenia, Italy (Trieste Gulf) and Croatia. Our goal is to connect our research to the people to make more positive changes and encourage the sustainable development for the Sea. Dolphins are the main focus, but other large marine vertebrates in the local area such as turtles and sharks are also important to Vivamar's research. These top predators play an essential role in keeping a balance for the healthy Marine Ecosystem and are helping to maintain its long term livelihood and sustainability.