In September 2017, Marine Conservation Cambodia joined forces with the DMAD Marine Mammals Research Association and the Dolphin Division of Cambodia's Fisheries Administration to initiate research on coastal cetacean species. The research combines boat and land surveys with photo-identification and passive acoustic monitoring techniques to investigate abundance, distribution and residency patterns for the Irrawaddy dolphin, Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin and Indo-Pacific Finless porpoise in the Kep Archipelago. Join us to learn about population size, health, habitat and migration!
I trained as a Marine Biologist at Newcastle University (BSc) in the United Kingdom, where she developed a passion for marine mammal science. Since then, Sarah has spent time working in the Southern Adriatic under Dr Aylin Akkaya Ba?, researching bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba), both coastal and offshore. Leaving this region, she moved to Southeast Asia to focus on the coastal Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris). Currently she is the Project Coordinator for ‘The Cambodian Dolphin Project’, an initiative of Marine Conservation Cambodia, the DMAD Marine Mammals Research Association and the Dolphin Division of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration. Aside from collecting ecological data on cetaceans, Sarah’s interests include training local scientists in research techniques, educating students and the public through outreach activities and utilising social science techniques to understand public perceptions towards cetaceans and the marine environment.
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