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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Agnès Torres Ramis

Agnès Torres Ramis
Intern / student 2017

Degree project title: The effects of tour boats on the behavior of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Walvis Bay, Namibia

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Anja Badenas-Krakauer

Anja Badenas-Krakauer
Msc student - Erasmus Mundus University - 2016

Project title: Factors Influencing the Vocal Production of Common Bottlenose Dolphins of Walvis Bay, Namibia

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Darren de Silva

Darren de Silva
BSc student - University of Leeds

BSc Fourth Year Project: Investigating extreme shallow water habitat use in common bottlenose dolphins

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Pauline Glotin

Pauline Glotin
MSc student 2016 – University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris

MSc Oceanography and Marine Environments – Project title: Occurrence and distribution of cetaceans in coastal and offshore Namibia

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Jeffrey Slater

Jeffrey Slater
BTech student – Cape Peninsula University of Technology - 2015

Jeffrey’s project focused on the acoustics of Heaviside’s dolphins

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Julia Heiler

Julia Heiler
MSc student – Erasmus Mundus University - 2015

Julia’s MSc project is focused on the signature whistles of Namibian bottlenose dolphins

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Etienne Pouplard

Etienne Pouplard
MSc student – European institute for marine Studies (IUEM, Brest, France) - 2015

MSc project title: The social structure of Namibian bottlenose dolphins

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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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Gemma Louise Rashley

Gemma Louise Rashley
MSc student – University of Cape Town - 2014

MSc student 2014-2015- Project title: Investigating the potential of signature whistles for acoustic mark-recapture of bottlenose dolphins

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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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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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Emma Lockley

Emma Lockley
University of York, 2012

MSc Marine Environmental Management, University of York

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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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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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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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