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.
Degree project title: The effects of tour boats on the behavior of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Walvis Bay, Namibia
Project title: Factors Influencing the Vocal Production of Common Bottlenose Dolphins of Walvis Bay, Namibia
BSc Fourth Year Project: Investigating extreme shallow water habitat use in common bottlenose dolphins
MSc Oceanography and Marine Environments – Project title: Occurrence and distribution of cetaceans in coastal and offshore Namibia
Jeffrey’s project focused on the acoustics of Heaviside’s dolphins
Julia’s MSc project is focused on the signature whistles of Namibian bottlenose dolphins
MSc project title: The social structure of Namibian bottlenose dolphins
Titus is investigating boat avoidance behaviour of Heaviside’s dolphins in Luderitz and Walvis Bay for his 4th year project
MSc student 2014-2015- Project title: Investigating the potential of signature whistles for acoustic mark-recapture of bottlenose dolphins
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.
Xela interned with the project in 2011 and is now working with us as a MSc student
MSc Marine Environmental Management, University of York
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)”
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”
Hannah will be describing the whistle characteristics of bottlenose dolphins and investigating the use of signature whistles