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Extreme climate events take toll on resident coastal dolphins

October 9th, 2017

A new study has warned of the effects of major climate events on local dolphin populations. Dr Kate Sprogis led a team from Murdoch University’s Cetacean Research Unit to examine the effects of climate variability on the abundance and movements of a resident dolphin population off south-western Australia.

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World’s first project on dolphin gender sheds light on research

June 1st, 2016

Male bottlenosed dolphin aggressively pushing two other males out of the way in Koombana Bay, WA

The world’s first sex-based study with insights into the abundance and movement patterns of bottlenose dolphins acts as an impetus for future studies.

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Bunbury dolphins shown to be skilled seafood chefs

March 18th, 2016

Bunbury dolphins are feeding on giant cuttlefish in a very unique manner

A Murdoch research study has shown Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins off Bunbury going to elaborate lengths to prepare a tender calamari feast on giant cuttlefish.

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A first for research as social cliques discovered amongst adult females dolphins

February 29th, 2016

A female dolphin and her calf

Ongoing research of a dolphin population in south-western Australia has revealed for the first time, a unique cycle in social bonds between adult female bottlenose dolphins, which is leading to informed conservation for the animals.

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Study first to track South-West dolphins

October 22nd, 2013

Murdoch University has completed a comprehensive survey of the dolphin population from Capel to Binningup, providing vital baseline data for future management decisions.

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Murdoch turns on the fireworks to inspire young sparks

May 28th, 2013

Metallurgists from Murdoch University are working with high school students in Bunbury and Busselton to inspire towards careers in mineral science.

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