Current staff members of the MRI are listed below in alphabetical order. Please click on the "More details" button to view additional information for a particular staff member e.g. recent publications.
Ms. Meredith Thornton
Job Description We undertake research on the ecology, population dynamics and behaviour of cetaceans, mostly in the waters of southern Africa, with the principal objective of providing information that will act as a management tool for their conservation.
Many projects run concurrently, using various techniques such as photo identification of individuals (aerial and boat based surveys), theodolite tracking, collection of skin (for DNA, lipid and fungal analysis), prey analysis (faeces and zooplankton sampling), age determination, collection of oceanographic data, behavioural sampling, acoustics and dissections of stranded animals.