Bayworld Centre for Research & Education
BCRE

Marine Biology

Research unit based at:Bayworld
Beach Road
Humewood
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
Strategic Partnerships:Marine and Coastal Management
National Research Foundation
PE Museum/Bayworld
Rhodes University
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
South African Environmental Observation Network
Unversity of Fort Hare
Straits Research
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Research AssociatesResearch interests
Cetaceans
Dr Stephanie Plön
  • Marine mammal biology, movement and life history strategies.
Seabirds
Michelle Bradshaw
  • Bioacoustics
  • Seabirds
  • Marine predators
  • Ecology
Seals
Greg Hofmeyr
  • Pinnipeds
  • Cetaceans
  • Subantarctic
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Demography
  • Human-animal interactions
  • Conservation biology
Sharks
Dr Malcolm J Smale
  • Shark biology, ecology and behaviour
  • Predator/prey interactions of apex marine predators
  • Prey identification using cephalopod beaks and fish otoliths
  • Marine protected areas
  • Cephalopod ecology
Sharks and Marine Tourism
Dr Matthew Dicken
  • Fisheries
  • Marine tourism
  • Non-consumptive use of marine fisheries
  • Apex predators, specialising in shark
Squid
Nikki Downey
(In association with Mike Roberts PhD - DAFF)
  • Chokka squid (Loligo reynaudii): inshore & offshore spawning, spawning behaviour, inshore spawning environment, offshore spawning environment, reproductive biology
  • Squid fishery management