Gabon Research Projects

Cetacean surveys in Gabon have been conducted from five different field sites: Pongara (2012), Port Gentil (2000, 2012, 2014), Iguéla (2001-2005), Gamba (2000 and 2002) and Mayumba (2005-2011). Surveys have also been conducted in partnership with other agencies (including a cooperative COMHAFAT survey in 2011 and the EAF-Nansen project in 2014). Research has included, inter alia: surveys to assess humpback whale seasonal population density, relative and total population abundance and population dynamics; satellite tagging to ascertain humpback whale movement patterns and habitat use; behavioural studies of humpback whales and humpback dolphins; and the collection of tissue samples from free swimming cetaceans and strandings - for genetic research. 

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Cetacean surveys in Gabon have been conducted from five different field sites. These have had several objectives such as assesing population density, abundance and population dynamics;. 

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https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/cpops/3/0/3_2020S009/_pdf
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