The NDP is an organization run by several independent scientists based in southern Africa. This program in Walvis Bay, Namibia is ideal for students enrolled in marine biology, ecology and zoology degrees looking to gain field skills.
Interns will join an active research program during an intensive period of field work aiming to tackle a number of research questions, including long-term population monitoring, behavioural acoustics of bottlenose dolphins and responses to anthropogenic activities, and response to stranded cetaceans (refloatation/data collection). Our focal study species are Heaviside's dolphins, a small population of common bottlenose dolphins, and humpback whales with additional data collection on right whales, sunfish, jackals and Cape fur seals.
We emphasize learning (and using) field skills in cetacean research such as photo-ID, acoustics, eDNA, behavioural data collection, data management and team work. There is a fee associated with this program.
- Marine Mammals.
- Field skills.