The Namibian Dolphin Project | Student Profiles

Student Profiles

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

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Morgan Martin

Morgan Martin
PhD Candidate: Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria

PhD title: Cetacean abundance and distribution in the Namibian Islands Marine Protected Area using visual and acoustic surveys.

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Barry McGovern

Barry McGovern
PhD Candidate, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria,

PhD title: Long term conservation impacts of human development on bottlenose dolphins in Namibia

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Titus Shaanika

Titus Shaanika
University of Namibia - Honours - 2014

Titus is investigating boat avoidance behaviour of Heaviside’s dolphins in Luderitz and Walvis Bay for his 4th year project

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Sara Golaski

Sara Golaski
University of Pretoria 2013-2014

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.

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Hannah Kriesell

Hannah Kriesell
Georg-August University (DE) & Lincoln University (NZ)

Hannah will be describing the whistle characteristics of bottlenose dolphins and investigating the use of signature whistles

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Xela Indurkhya

Xela Indurkhya
University of Osnabrück - MSc - 2012

Xela interned with the project in 2011 and is now working with us as a MSc student

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Joaquina Eduardo

Joaquina Eduardo
University of Namibia - 2008

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”

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Justina Shihepo

Justina Shihepo
University of Namibia - 2010

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.

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Theo Meyer

Theo Meyer
University of Pretoria - 2009

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)”

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Emma Lockley

Emma Lockley
University of York, 2012

MSc Marine Environmental Management, University of York

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