This section gives an introduction to ESO's general whale and dolphin research group. If you would like to find out more about our current Renaissance Whale and Dolphin Project please click here or visit our news section for regular updates
Oman is home to almost 20 species of cetacean. Therefore, Oman's waters boast over a quarter of all cetaceans (the collective name for whales and dolphins). Oman’s cetaceans come as a surprise to many, and there remains a great deal for us all to learn about them.
The ESO Whale and Dolphin Research Group consists of local volunteer scientists who work together to collect and disseminate knowledge about Oman's cetaceans. We are independent researchers, whose work is recognised and approved by the Ministry Environment and Climate Affairs. We also work closely with the Oman Natural History Museum, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and Sultan Qaboos University (SQU).