To find out more about some of the projects we’re currently working on, take a look at the links below. These include our work on coastal dolphins, as well as humpback whales, right whales and leatherback turtles.
Our core research revolves around investigating the conservation status of Namibia’s coastal delphinids. We are using multiple techniques to assess abundance, trends, habitat use, behaviour, acoustic communication and human impacts.
Investigating the sounds that dolphins make, how they use them to communicate and how we can use them to monitor the dolphins.
During 2012 and 2013 we will be surveying the Namibian Islands Marine Protected Area around Luderitz using visual and acoustic methods from a small ship.
Despite being one of the most well studied whales in the world, we still don’t fully understand the population structure of humpback whales migrating past the west coast of Africa
Leatherback turtles cross entire oceans in search of food. The large amount of gelatinous plankton (jellyfish) in the Benguela ecosystem makes for a potentially rewarding journey for turtles in the South Atlantic. Leatherbacks from at least 3 breeding populations have been found in or tracked to Namibian waters, but just how important is this area for the species?