The dorsal fins of minke whales exhibit distinct characteristics, varying in shape, scarring, skin patterns, and colouration for each individual, akin to a human fingerprint. Identifying these individual whales allows the marine biologists at AIMM to monitor and delve into the unique behaviours of each distinct whale.
Established in 2010, AIMM is a Portuguese NGO committed to marine conservation and research, primarily in the Algarve and the Atlantic, with the goal of cultivating a sustainable environment for marine life. Its mission encompasses protecting marine species through scientific research, conservation, and public education to foster a greater understanding of the marine environment. AIMM is a global player in marine conservation, advocating for effective conservation measures, fostering responsible tourism related to cetaceans, and supplying scientific data to shape marine management policies and programs.