Marine Mammal Research Techniques Course - Cape Town, SA. Nov 2019

Sea Search Research and Conservation will be running a 4 week course on marine mammal research techniques in Cape town South Africa, this November. A few places are still available.  

Please contact  for more details.


Where - Cape Town,South Africa

When - November 2019

Target audience - students and early career researchers engaging or interested in research on marine mammals and other large marine vertebrates.


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Course Summary. This academically intensive course is targeted at students and postgraduates with a strong interest in a career in  marine mammal research.

Based on decades on cumulative team experience this course will provide you with a sound knowledge of survey design, research tools, data collection and analytical methods to enable you to effectively set up and conduct a research study on whales and dolphins and efficiently analyse your data.

Course leaders: Dr Simon Elwen & Dr Tess Gridley.

Date: 04 to 29 Nov.  


Course Content

 - Survey & Experimental Design

- Photographic  & Video Methods

 - Acoustic research methods

- Shore based tracking

- Behavioural data collection

- Intro to GIS / Telemetry / Strandings / Boat skills

Modules consist of a combination of lectures, discussion, computer based and field-based practical exercises.