Thursday, 28 April 2011

Some of the NDP's work on the Walvis Bay population of bottlenose dolphins was presented recently at the South African Marine Science Symposium at Rhodes University - this conference is the preeminent get together of marine scientists in Southern Africa.

Presented was:

Individual variation in bottlenose dolphin ranges in Walvis Bay, Namibia. Implications for managing restricted areas.
by Lauren Snyman with Simon Elwen, Marthán Bester, Tess Gridley, Theodore Meyer and Ruth Leeney as coauthors

Also accepted was a talk I was meant to give entitled

Shrinking or emigrating? Decreasing abundance trends of a vulnerable population of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Walvis Bay, Namibia, subject to high human impacts.
by Simon Elwen with Ruth Leeney, Tess Gridley, Lauren Snyman and Justina Shihepo as coauthors.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, I wasn't able to make the conference to present my talk, but Lauren did us proud getting our research out there.