Plettenberg Bay, South Africa 21 June – 30 June 2024

Dolphin Real Estate

Do different species complete for the same habitats?

Join Alejandra to find out where the dolphins hang out, what they get up to and insights into their coexistence. Understanding how different species can live together in the same area is really important for scientists. For example, two types of dolphins, the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin and the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin, live along the south-east coast of South Africa. Researchers wanted to know more about how these dolphins manage to share the same living space.


Alejandra is a marine mammal scientist originally from Costa Rica. She completed her master’s degree in The Netherlands studying animal health and behaviour. Her doctoral degree was attained through Nelson Mandela University (NMU) and studied the ecology of the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin along the Garden Route. She has worked in various countries as an outdoor lecturer and currently holds a postdoctoral position at NMU researching global ocean health, marine spatial planning and dolphin conservation.

This event takes place on:

Friday 21 June

15:00 - 15:25