Monday 14 March 2011

March 2011 - Luderitz
by Simon Elwen

A flying month in Namibia, I wish we could stay longer as there is so much to do as always!

Just spent 10 days in Ludertiz where we serviced the hydrophone (unfortunately, one is AWOL..), and had a remarkably good run on the weather front. We got in a 7 days on the trot of photo-ID data collection on Heaviside's dolphins and defintely had some resightings of animals previously ID'd there.

As always, the Heaviside's in Luderitz were lovely, although a little thinner on the ground than normal (possibly due to the odd weather down there recently, there has been very little wind and its very warm)

However, we had a good few encounters and some super friendly animals which really helps for photography! I've pasted in a few pics below, including one of a young animal with some diatoms on it which is interesting and one of the tall ship Picton Castle which was in town for a few days while we were there.

Just up in Walvis Bay now, so more updates will follow soon!

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