Final year Marine Biology student talks about her time with marine life in Gansbaai, South Africa

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Liberty Denman tells us about her time in Gansbaai, South Africa during her placement with Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology at the University of Plymouth.


"Hi, I’m Liberty, a final year Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology student here at the University of Plymouth. I took a placement year for my third year starting in September, for 3 months of which I was based in Gansbaai, South Africa working for Marine Dynamics Academy

Marine Dynamics Academy is closely interlinked with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, Marine Dynamics, Dyer Island Ecotourism and the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary. Here I spent 3 months learning and experiencing a number of things, working with world-renowned scientists like Alison Towner."




"Highlights included; catching and tagging endemic shark species, tracking great white sharks, estuary monitoring, photo ID, whale stranding samples and collected data using BRUVS for my dissertation. Alongside this I made a short documentary on the African penguin and the imperative work APSS do to help save the species.

On Wednesday I’ll be here to talk to you about all these amazing experiences and how they might benefit you :)"


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Posted by Marine Biology Society - University of Plymouth on Saturday, 21 November 2020


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