Peter B. Best

Peter Barrington Best (1939 – 2015) was the forefather of cetacean research in Southern Africa, and in the world. He initiated southern right whale research in South Africa in 1969, and commenced the still ongoing annual photo-identification aerial surveys dedicated to this species in 1979. In 1985, he joined the Mammal Research Institute of Pretoria where he started our “Whale Unit”.


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