dolphins

Murdoch student aims to boost dolphin tourism in Bunbury

January 8th, 2018

Swimming with dolphins and other encounters with these enchanting mammals are the subject of research by a Murdoch honours student that aims to boost tourism in Bunbury.

+ Find out more

Dolphins follow the trawlers

July 11th, 2017

New research has shown that dolphins offshore of Western Australia's Pilbara coast are following fishing trawlers to feed on injured or discarded fish.

+ Find out more

Don’t feed the dolphins

December 22nd, 2016

Dolphin

Researchers at Murdoch University have found evidence that feeding dolphins puts them at greater risk of injury and death.

+ Find out more

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.

+ Find out more

Genetic study reveals vulnerability of north-west dolphins

July 3rd, 2014

Researchers have produced the first estimates of population genetic structure of two coastal dolphin species of north-western Australia.

+ Find out more

Health check for Swan River dolphins

January 20th, 2014

Murdoch University researchers have commenced a new study investigating the health of the dolphins inhabiting the Swan Canning Riverpark.

+ Find out more

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.

+ Find out more

Entanglement fears for local dolphin

March 22nd, 2013

Researchers from the Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit (MUCRU) are urging the public to think of dolphin safety after a recent dolphin entanglement.

+ Find out more

Social media used to collect information on marine wilderness

May 24th, 2012

An innovative project will use social media to collect information on one of the world's last great marine wildernesses.

+ Find out more

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.

+ Find out more