I grew up in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, a town far away from the ocean. Since my childhood I have always been interested in knowing about the wild animals and how they survive in the wild. My first year at the University of KwaZulu-Natal I was doing BSc in Biological Sciences and that’s when my focus shifted to marine ecosystems and organisms. The following year I decided to change my degree to BSc in Marine Biology, since then my passion for marine organisms has been growing stronger. My current project is based on thermal physiology of the Fransmadam

Research interests

Ecophysiology, fisheries ecology, fisheries management, estuarine ecology, conservation biology, climate change and marine microbiology

Current research

Comparison of the thermal physiology of the Fransmadam (Boopsodia inornata) between exploited and unexploited populations

Xolani Prince Nabani

Honours Student

Rhodes University