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Oceans Research offers interns the opportunity to get in-depth field experience in one of the world´s most exciting and challenging marine research projects.
Now you too can contribute to the work of Oceans Research.
By Adopting a shark or Supporting a day of research, you can make a significant contribution to our numerous marine projects..
Project Great white shark is based at the Mossel Bay Marine Lab. The project´s research is driven by the intense passion that the white shark engenders in the human population.
Sound scientific information, as opposed to emotion based arguments, is required to successfully manage and conserve this species.
The ocean off Namibia has been severely affected by overfishing in the last few decades.
There are three dolphin species commonly found in Namibian coastal waters, namely the Heaviside´s, dusky and bottlenose dolphins.
Oceans Research provides and facilitates innovative and dynamic marine research relevant to the management and conservation of Southern Africa´s marine life.
Its research is interdisciplinary ranging from biological to the socio-economic studies. Oceans Research specialises in investigating the biology of marine mega-fauna, including sharks, rays, marine mammals and turtles, and advises governmental, non-governmental and industry on relevant conservation issues.
Oceans Research has established a strategic network of marine research laboratories spanning the major marine biomes of Southern Africa, and ranging from Namibia to Southern Africa.
These facilities act as hosts to in-house and visiting marine scientists to conduct in-situ oceanographic and biological research. Learn more about the services and facilities at each of Oceans Research marine laboratories:
Oceans Research provides training opportunities for aspiring marine scientists, conservationists, and explorers.
On our internship program, interns will receive unprecedented practical training in marine research techniques to study mega-fauna including sharks, rays, marine mammals and turtles. Educational trips for study groups who wish to visit the laboratories are also available.
Since 2000, Oceans Research scientists have had their research featured extensively in numerous media forums including internet articles, television, magazines and newspapers. For more information on our previous participations, and details on how you can get involved, please view our Media Participations page.