GREATER PEMBA CHANNEL
Dr Gill Braulik: PROJECT DIRECTOR Dr Gill Braulik is a specialist on whales and dolphins with particular interest in conservation focused research on endangered dolphins in the developing world. She was awarded a Pew Marine Fellowship in 2013 which is supporting her work in Tanzania. Prior to her work with WCS, Dr Braulik worked for 15 years primarily in South and Southeast Asia with a focus on Asian river dolphins, especially the Indus River dolphin. She is also still involved in a long-term study to evaluate whether the Indus and Ganges dolphins are separate species using both molecular studies and morphometrics techniques.In addition to her work in Pakistan and East Africa Dr Braulik has been involved in work with river dolphins on the Brahmaputra River, India, in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh and the final efforts to save the Yangtze River dolphin in China. She has trained and assisted biologists in Iran to establish marine mammal research and conservation programmes in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea. Dr Braulik is a long standing member of the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group and created and manages their website.
Margeth Peter Kasuga: RESEARCH ASSISTANT Magreth completed her first degree in Aquatic Sciences and Environmental Conservation at the University of Dar es Salaam in 2013. Since then she has been working as a Research Assistant in the Whale and Dolphin Evaluation Program (WADE). Her primary responsibilities have been conducting the analysis of photo-identification pictures of bottlenose and humpback dolphins, she has participated in several large-scale field cetacean surveys and led marine mega-fauna interview surveys throughout the coast of Tanzania.