Dugong Project: PhD Opportunities

A consortium of institutions is beginning a multi-year study of the occurrence, numbers and identity of dugongs in the Western Indian Ocean (Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Seychelles). There is an opportunity for students at the PhD level, though MSc students will also be considered. See the full announcement in the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association Blog.

For more information please contact: Dr. V G Cockcroft – vic@dugongs.org

The DUGONG consortium members are:

  • Kenya Wildlife Services & Kenya Marine and Fisheries Institute (Kenya)
  • Zanzibar Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries & Institute of Marine Sciences, and Sea Sense (Tanzania)
  • Seychelles Islands Foundation
  • Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique)
  • Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria and Centre for Dolphin Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa)


Last updated on 08 March 2015

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United Republic of Tanzania
Indian Ocean
Dugong dugon
Species group: 
Marine mammals