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About Us

The Namibian Dolphin Project is a research and conservation project working in Walvis Bay and Luderitz, Namibia. The goals of the project are to gather data on the abundance, distribution and habitat use whales and dolphins in Namibia. The project is being run by Simon Elwen, Tess Gridley, Heidi Etter and Ruth Leeney. This project is working with Oceans Research and is funded by grants from several organisations. We work closely with the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and are hosted within Namibia by the Namibia Nature Foundation

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Team Profiles

The Namibian Dolphin Project

The Namibian Dolphin Project team currently consists of Simon Elwen, Tess Gridley, Heidi Etter and Ruth Leeney. We currently have several projects available suitable for Masters of PhD studies. We also take on interns through Oceans Research. Sign up and become a member of our team.

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Student Profiles

The Namibian Dolphin Project

Meet the students who are and have worked on Namibian Dolphin Project data

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Intern Alumni

The Namibian Dolphin Project

The Namibian Dolphin Project only takes on interns in during the winter field season. During 2012 we will be taking on 6 interns for July and August for our normal field season in Walvis Bay. During May and June we are looking for 3 highly qualified interns with a real interest in a career in marine mammal research to be involved in offshore surveys based out of Luderitz.

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Associated Scientists

The Namibian Dolphin Project

The Namibian Dolphin Project works closely with colleagues based both in Namibia and internationally.

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Our Mission

The Namibian Dolphin Project

The Namibian Dolphin Project is a non-profit, research and conservation organization run by several independent scientists and educators. Our mission is primarily to research Namibia’s cetaceans to generate data on these populations that can be used for their conservation through management. Additionally we are increasingly working with the community through our outreach programme to increase awareness of the Namibia’s marine life. As lovers of nature, we are concerned with the increasing number of human impacts that are threatening the Namibian environment, as scientists, we hope we can do something about it.

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