The Namibian Dolphin Project | Other Cetaceans

Species Profiles

Other Cetaceans,

At least 25 species of cetacean occur in Namibian waters, although only about 5 are seen regularly during our inshore surveys. Collation of all species records is important for understanding which species occur here, how they are related to other populations and changes in occurrence and distribution patterns over time. We are doing this through recording all cetacean sightings at sea and development of a strandings network

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At least 25 species of cetacean occur in Namibian waters, although only about 5 are seen regularly during our inshore surveys. Collation of all species records is important for understanding which species occur here, how they are related to other populations and changes in occurrence and distribution patterns over time. We are doing this through recording all cetacean sightings at sea and development of a strandings network.

See some of the short papers we’ve produced below on killer whales, dwarf and pygmy sperm whales and pygmy right whales in Namibia