Science

Scientific work of M.E.E.R. e.V.

Wissenschaftliche ArbeitDue to the high abundance of different whale and dolphin species, La Gomera is something like a “paradise” not only for whale watchers but also for whale researchers. MEER e.V. has accomplished true pioneer work in the area. The research on cetaceans off La Gomera started in 1995 with a diploma-thesis by Fabian Ritter (now president of the organization). What started as an end-of-study-work became an internationally recognized research project to the present day. Being the first institution to conduct in-depth studies about whales and dolphins off La Gomera, MEER e.V. continues to broaden the lineup of topics.

 

Aspects of research

Our scientific work is subdivided into different fields:

IMGP7915_schmal_klein_01 Census of sighting data (year round) more…
Behavioral observations more…
Photo-identification more…
Land based observations more…
Collisions between ships and whales more…
Co-operations with research institutions mehr…

List of scientific publications by MEER e.V. …