Fishermen contribute to citizen science for dolphin and whale conservation in Kenya

Above: Humpback whale in Watamu, Kenya coast, Indian Ocean, doing its back flip Copyright Jane Spilsbury/Watamu Marine Association Published: The East African Nation media 2-9 July 2021 Since 2013, the global community is charting the way forward for Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) to safeguard their vital oceanic world By Rupi Mangat         Until a decade […]

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Groundbreaking Research Dolphins and Whales in Tanzanian Waters

From the archives: February 2015  Above: Spinner Dolphin on the Tanzania Indian Ocean. Copyright Gill Braulik Published in The East African Nation Media 27 Feb 2015 It’s exciting talking to Dr Gill Braulik who for the last 18 years has been following dolphins and whales around the Indian Ocean. In a few days time, she […]

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Watamu After the Whales

Published: The East African Nation 17 November 2018 With the Humpback whales now on their way back to the Antarctica with their babies in tow, my bucket list still has room for the gentle giants of the ocean because l missed seeing them. For decades nobody saw the whales on our side of the Kenyan […]

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The Story of Gedi

Published: Saturday Magazine, Nation newspaper 17 March 2018 Above: The Palace in Gedi  Copyright Rupi Mangat In the eventide, a skein of white wings glide over the blue of Watamu Bay to settle on the huge jagged Hemingway rock. Curious, l zoom in on the birds that appear as dots with the naked eye, l get […]

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