Course curriculum

    1. An Overview of Southern African Whales

    2. An Overview of Southern African Whale Conservation

    3. Safeguarding Southern African Whale Species

    4. Threats to Southern African Whale Species

    5. Successful Southern African Whale Conservation Strategies

    6. The Grey Areas of Whale Conservation

    1. An Overview of Southern African Dolphins

    2. An Overview of Southern African Dolphins Conservation

    3. Safeguarding Southern African Dolphin Species

    4. Threats to Southern African Dolphin Species

    5. Successful Southern African Dolphin Conservation Strategies

    6. The Grey Areas of Dolphin Conservation

    1. Whales and Dolphin Behaviours

    2. Whale Migration

    1. Dyer Island Conservation Trust

    2. Marine Dynamics and Dyer Island Conservation Trust Overview

    3. Whale Data Capture

    4. Marine Science

    1. Boat Based Whale Watching

    2. Economic Valuation of Boat Based Whale Watching

About this course

  • £49.00
  • 25 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

Course highlights

  • Multiple projects and instructors

    A combination of projects and instructors providing multiple examples and perspectives.

  • Learn at your own pace

    On-demand lessons mean there is no need to wait for drip-fed lessons or monthly releases. Watch, read and learn on replay any time you’re ready.

  • Mix of lesson formats

    Our dynamic lessons and content use all presentation methods possible. Some content will expand and grow and also be updated from time to time.

  • Easy to digest lessons

    30 minutes of video lessons, lectures, case studies, real life scenarios and live events, broken down into bite size, easy to digest chunks.

  • 365 days of access

    With plenty of time to take advantage of all course content, you can learn at your own pace.

  • Contribute to conservation

    Our courses are designed on a social enterprise principle - your money goes to protect wildlife and the causes you care about.

Why this is ideal for you

Whales of Southern Africa, presented by Marine Dynamics, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, Dyer Island Cruises, and supported by other collaborating organisations and projects, is ideal for students of wildlife conservation, marine biology, bioscience, ecology and zoology.

  • Text Lessons (on-demand)

  • Video Lessons (on-demand)

  • Quizzes (on-demand)

  • Q&A Sessions (on demand)

  • Completion Certificate

Course Instructors

Kellyn Whitehead

TEP Consultant Instructor

Kellyn had a passion for the natural world from a young age and her passion has only continued to grow! She studied her BSc and BSc Hons in biodiversity and ecology at Stellenbosch University. Since then, Kellyn has completed an MSc in Pollination ecology with the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Kellyn worked for Nature's Valley Trust from 2014 - 2022 overseeing their Fynbos research program and their volunteer and internship program.

The Expedition Project

The EXPEDITION Project is a team of volunteers and interns whose collaborative approach has brought together a collection of world-class online and in-person opportunities. Our online course team includes: Wildlife Vet Online co-founders - Dr Nirvana Leaver, Dr Isabel Beardwood, Dr Molly Buckmaster, Dr Katrina Shlyak and Dr Yashaswini Modak. Course transcripts and quality checks - Dr Nirvana Leaver, Dr Beth Worsely-Wildman, Caela Conroy, Layla Ruggles, Max Buchan, Dr Nicole Hartman, Orla Shipway, Karina Khatic, Joshua Howell, Emma Seed and Elli Verrochi. eBooks - Max Buchan, Dr Yashaswini Modak, Orla Shipway

Course Collaborators

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"It's not just the future of the whale that today lies in our hands. It's the survival of the natural world in all parts of the living planet. We can now destroy or we can cherish." ~ David Attenborough

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