Humpback Whale Project Overview
The humpback whale project is divided in two levels:
1. National Level
Despite the abundance of humpback whales in Mozambique and their high importance for tourism, little is known about the migration routes, inter-regional population breeding, and the location of breeding grounds belonging to various subpopulations. We hope to answer some of the many questions about these whales in Mozambique by using the non-invasive method of photo-identification. The results of this project will be available on-line for researchers, stakeholders and enthusiasts. This information will be crucial in aiding the management and conservation of this giant mammal.
2. Local level
This project aims to raise the understanding of the relative population and immigration of humpback whales using Zavora Bay. The project involves hours of land observation and boat surveys. The stationary survey is done on intercalate days from 6am to dark in four shifts of 3 hours each. Boat surveys are opportunistic and always done when possible.