cetacean research unit

International collaboration working to enhance protections for spinner dolphins

January 13th, 2017

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An international study involving researchers from Western Australia and the United States has unlocked a key behavioural schedule in spinner dolphins, which could provide crucial insight to conservation measures for the free-ranging animals.

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Ingenious fishing method may be spreading through dolphins

August 24th, 2011

Researchers from Murdoch University believe a recently documented method of fishing may be spreading throughout a population of dolphins.

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Reducing dolphin deaths in fishing trawls

July 14th, 2010

Each year an estimated 20 to 50 dolphins die when they are accidently caught and asphyxiate in trawl fishing nets off Western Australia’s northwest, a Murdoch University research project has shown.

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