Over 2022 & 2023 CMMCP conducted community surveys throughout the fishing communities of Kampot and Kep. In each community, two fishermen were chosen to work together with the CMMCP as citizen scientists. They were given specially designed calendars. On their calendars they record their marine mammal sightings while fishing and note down the species, where it was seen, if there was a stranding and if there are any other remarks or important information. The CMMCP team is collection the calendars every two month. Below you will find distribution of Sightings Maps for Dugong seen by the Communities.
Whilst gathering important information on Dugong and Dolphin sightings from the local fishing communities surveys. The Cambodian Marine Mammal Project also conducted monthly boat surveys in both Kampot and Kep. The monthly survey in Kampot was conducted with two boat surveys in Prek Thnaot and two land surveys in Phnom Doung.
Indo-Pacific-Humpback-Dolphins (Sousa chinesis chinesis) Sightings from the 2022-2023 CMMCP Boat Surveys in Kep and Kampot.
Dugong (Dugong Dugong) Sightings from the 2022-2023 CMMCP Boat Surveys in Kep and Kampot.
Irrawaddy Dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris)Sightings from the 2022-2023 CMMCP Boat Surveys in Kep and Kampot.