Cetacean Sightings South Africa

Cetacean Sightings South Africa

Cetaceans, such as whales and dolphins, are relatively understudied in South Africa. This project has been created to make it easy for people to submit sightings of whales and dolphins to The Year of the Cetacean initiative. This initiative is running fro

Cetaceans, such as whales and dolphins, are relatively understudied in South Africa. This project has been created to make it easy for people to submit sightings of whales and dolphins to The Year of the Cetacean initiative. This initiative is running from 01 March 2016 to 01 March 2017, to help us harness the power of Citizen Science to generate data for the E3C - Effects of Climate Change on Cetaceans Project. Read more about the project on our website: www.seasearch.co.za/research

With your help, we can better understand the distribution and the potential impact climate change has on different cetacean species. The aim is to map the distribution of cetaceans in the Western Cape region of South Africa. Your contribution to this project can very much help with the future conservation of cetaceans!

When submitting an observation, in the description section, please add details such as the number of individuals and group proximity (bunched/subgroups/dispersed); presence of calves; behaviour; and any other details you think are important. In the descriptive tags section please write “SeaSearch” or “E3C”.

Thank you - from the Sea Search Africa team :-)

03 Feb 2016
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