Two Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin swimming next to each other
Image credit: Sasha Dines – Sea Search Research and Conservation

Using an Innovative Tool to Monitor Endangered Dolphins in South Africa

2022 - 2023
South Africa
Species protected

Project objectives

This research project seeks to provide valuable data on the Endangered Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin by using innovative acoustic monitoring technology. It will deploy a coordinated network of multiple acoustic sensors to monitor passing dolphins at key localities within the range of South African Indian Ocean humpback dolphins. Generating detailed information on their habitat use and population density will help fill knowledge gaps and ultimately improve conservation methods for this threatened species.


Habitat loss & degradation


This research project is implemented by Sasha Francess Dines, Stellenbosch University and Sea Search Research and Conservation.