Bayworld Centre for Research & Education
BCRE

Marine Biology
Seals

Research Associate:Greg Hofmeyr (MSc - University of Pretoria)
PE Museum/Bayworld
Research Interests:
  • Pinnipeds
  • Cetaceans
  • Subantarctic
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Demography
  • Human-animal interactions
  • Conservation biology
Current Projects:
  • Demography and foraging behaviour of Agulhas Current Cape fur seals
  • Subantarctic fur seals along the African coast
  • Morphological variation in the Risso's dolphin
  • Distribution of bottlenose and common dolphins along the eastern coast of South Africa
  • Diet of bottlenose dolphins
  • Appendicular directional asymmetry in marine mammals
Former Projects:
  • Nesting success of African penguins
Collaborators:Dr Stephanie Plön (Marine Mammal Scientist)
  - South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
 Herman Oosthuizen (Assistant Director)
  - Marine and Coastal Management
 Lorien Pichegru (Postdoctoral fellow)
  - University of Cape Town
 Marthán Bester (Professor)
  - University of Pretoria
 Meidad Goren (Team leader)
  - Birdlife South Africa
 Pierre Pistorius (Lecturer)
  - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
 Steven Kirkman
  - Marine and Coastal Management
Current Students:Registered at: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
 Sabina Kaiser
(MSc - Zoology)
Diet of bottlenose dolphins
 Veronica Chaivez
(BSc Honours - Zoology)
Morphological variation in the Risso's Dolphin
 
Former Students:Registered at: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
 Cheri Lawrence
(BSc Honours - Zoology)
Nesting success of African penguins
 Sabina Kaiser
(BSc Honours - Zoology)
Appendicular directional asymmetry in Cape fur seals