Spotting the right whale for conservation
Posted on September 18, 2020
The Whale Unit of the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute (MRI) will be conducting its 41st annual southern right whale photo-identification aerial survey in September 2020.
Official opening of shared research lab’s new home supports interdisciplinary research at UP
Posted on December 16, 2019
“Interdisciplinary research is a key competency for research-intensive universities such as the University of Pretoria, and we need to enable and amplify interdisciplinary research programmes so that we develop the capacity to respond meaningfully to global change challenges.” These...
Results of 2019 annual aerial survey for southern right whales
Posted on October 14, 2019
The 2019 survey observed the second lowest number of right whales along our shores in October since 1995.
UP assesses the health of southern right whales in aerial survey as study marks 50 years
Posted on October 08, 2019
The Whale Unit of UP's Mammal Research Institute is conducting its annual aerial survey of southern right whales to establish the health of the whale population.
2019 southern right whale aerial survey
Posted on September 13, 2019
This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the annual aerial survey of southern right whales conducted by the Whale Unit of the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute (MRI).
Prof Marthán Bester wins ZSSA Gold Medal
Posted on September 02, 2019
Emeritus Professor Marthán Bester, from the Department of Zoology and Entomology in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP), was awarded the distinguished Gold Medal of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA) at the 39th ZSSA Congress held in...
Prof Christian Pirk named among world’s top 1% of reviewers in Publons’ global Peer Review Awards
Posted on October 26, 2018
Prof Christian Pirk, Head of the Social Insects Research Group in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria (UP), was recently named a top reviewer in Publons' global Peer Review Awards after having been placed among the top 1% of reviewers in Plant and Animal Science...
Whale Unit 2018 Aerial Survey
Posted on September 25, 2018
The 39th instalment of one of the longest running surveys of any marine mammal is about to start.