Meet the students who are and have worked on Namibian Dolphin Project data
PhD title: Cetacean abundance and distribution in the Namibian Islands Marine Protected Area using visual and acoustic surveys.
PhD title: Long term conservation impacts of human development on bottlenose dolphins in Namibia
Titus is investigating boat avoidance behaviour of Heaviside’s dolphins in Luderitz and Walvis Bay for his 4th year project
For her MSc thesis, Sara will be analysing 5 years of photo-ID data on Heaviside’s dolphins to investigate abundance, trends and population structure of this species in Namibia.
Hannah will be describing the whistle characteristics of bottlenose dolphins and investigating the use of signature whistles
Xela interned with the project in 2011 and is now working with us as a MSc student
The NDP’s first student, Joaquina worked with us during the pilot study in 2008 and investigated the “Abundance of bottlenose dolphins in Walvis Bay, Namibia”
Justina joined the NDP in 2010 where she looked at “Seasonal trends and total abundance of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Walvis Bay, Namibia” for her honours project work at the University of Namibia.
Theo did his honours project at the University of Pretoria in 2009 entitled: “Managing human-dolphin conflict through the investigation of critical habitats of Tursiops truncatus (the bottlenose dolphin)”