dolphins

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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Report out on 2009 deaths in the Swan River

June 10th, 2010

The deaths of six dolphins in the Swan Canning Riverpark last year reflect the stressful nature of the environment that they inhabit.

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Health check for Hawaii's dolphins

May 26th, 2010

Health check for Hawaii’s dolphins (Stenella longirostris).

Are dolphins affected by human activities at the popular holiday destination of Hawaii?

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New marine research in Binningup area

November 11th, 2009

New marine research in Binningup area

Comprehensive marine research and monitoring in the sea off Binningup could provide a blueprint for similar studies at the State Government’s proposed major gas precinct near James Point in the Kimberley.

Water Minister Graham Jacobs said the research, undertaken by Murdoch and Curtin universities and Western Whale Research (WWR), would increase knowledge of the marine environment off the Binningup and Myalup coast and gauge effects of the Southern Seawater Desalination Project.

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