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    The Namibiam Dolphin Project / S. Elwen

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    Cetacean stranding on beach in Cameroon

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    One of the winners of our World Ocean Day Art Competition

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    Leatherback Turtle stranded on the Namibian Coast.

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ODINAFRICA News & Updates

New Oceanographic Research Station in Madagascar!

Madagascar has created in 2013 a new Oceanographic Research station on its south east coast. To fill the gap in this hidden part of the island, in terms of biological, marine environment and fisheries information, both nationally for Madagascar and for the border Western Indian Region, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research create a new oceanographic research station.

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Call for Contributions - ODINAFRICA Newsletter April/May 2015

Dear followers, we are inviting you to submit an article to the ODINAFRICA newsletter WINDOW. Contributions should not exceed the word limit of 750 words. Deadline for submissions is 10 April 2015.

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Depuis notre réseau: Les cétacés en danger dans le Golfe de Guinée: échouage ou capture au Bénin

Depuis plusieurs années, nous constatons des échouages permanents sur les plages et le comportement des riveraines vis-à-vis de ces espèces a considérablement changé. Une action sous-régionale soutenue doit être mis en œuvre parce que ce sont des espèces partagées entre plusieurs pays. Plusieurs observations ont été faites lors des différentes campagnes océanographiques. 

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From our Network: Weather Forecast for Artisanal Fisheries at Zalala Beach, Mozambique

Accidents with artisanal fisherman are common along the cost of Mozambique, despite the availability of the forecast information that would be combined with the traditional knowledge of the fisherman on sea state. That led to question the effectiveness of the weather forecast and of the forecast information dissemination for localized needs as for artisanal fishermen.

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From our network: The Importance of Upwelling in Fish Production in the Ghanaian Coastal Waters

Upwelling is an oceanographic phenomenon that involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, replacing the warmer, and more often than not, nutrient-depleted surface water.

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Development of a healthy and productive shrimp farming in Cameroon: An overview since 2008

The fisheries sector plays a very important role in Cameroon. Much work has been done in the various domains of the project for sustainable and productive shrimp farming. The main objective of this project was to boost the production of shrimp by the coastal population.

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Continental shelf management and coastal erosion monitoring, NODC Senegal Contribution

 A study form our National Oceanographic Data Center in Senegal on continental shelf management proves once again the necessity of having a warning network system along the west African coast for forecasting, predicting and preventing natural hazards. By Anis Diallo and Massal Fall.

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Depuis notre réseau - La Direction des Pêches Maritimes du Sénégal, un Centre partenaire de ASFA

ASFA "Résumés des Sciences Aquatiques et Halieutiques", avec approximativement plus que 2 millions de références bibliographiques, est généralement citée comme étant la base de données mondiale de référence contribuant à une meilleure connaissance et gestion rationnelle des écosystèmes marins et côtiers.

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Call for Applications: 2015 Conservation Team Awards - Deadline 23 FEB 2015

conservationApplications for the 2015 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Team Awards are now open! This partnership initiative, including BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and the Wildlife Conservation Society, has been helping young conservationists across the world to achieve their goals for 30 years. The programme works toward its aims by offering awards, training and mentoring support.

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Registration for the ICAN workshop now open - Deadline 28 Feb 2015

 Registration for the ICAN workshop to be held in Cape Town on April 19-20 2015, just before CoastGIS, is now open.

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Apply Now! - The Namibian Dolphin Project is looking for interns for March-August 2015

Apply now! The Namibian Dolphin Project research internship is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students and enthusiasts to join dedicated scientists who are conducting marine research in a challenging, beautiful and remote environment.

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