The Department of Environmental Affairs together with the Nelson Mandela University have initiate a Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) program on cetaceans (i.e. whales and dolphins) in the vicinity of the Robberg Marine Protected Area. This project aims to understand acoustic characteristics of the different species of whales and dolphins in the area and to determine if their populations can be reliably monitored over time using hydrophones.

Robberg residents (Plettenberg Bay) are asked to report their sightings of whales and dolphins! SMS your sighting to 078 550 1742 and remember to include the number of individuals you see, location, date and time.

Email kuhlehlati@yahoo.com or ale@earthcollective.net for more information.