The Namibian Dolphin Project | Strandings



Whales and dolphins regularly strand along the Namibian coast. This is mostly a natural occurrence. Stranded cetaceans are a gold mine of information for scientists.

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With it’s long exposed beaches, Namibia gets a lot of stranded cetaceans washing up. ┬áThe Walvis Bay strandings network coordinates rescues and data collection form both live and dead whales and dolphins along the central Namibian coast. ┬áStranded cetaceans offer a chance to get a unique insight into the biology of these fascinating creatures.