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Murdoch shines in Great Cocky Count results

August 27th, 2014

Murdoch University’s South Street Campus has been identified as a critically important habitat for two endangered species of black cockatoo by Birdlife Australia after topping the tables in the annual Great Cocky Count.

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Bequest to benefit student research

December 9th, 2013

A retired Western Australian farmer has bequeathed nearly $1 million to fund research at Murdoch University.

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Cockatoos find food in rehabilitated forest

September 24th, 2013

Murdoch University researchers have found that Western Australia's iconic black cockatoos have been drawn to a new food source – rehabilitated mining pits.

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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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New report reveals insights into Swan River dolphin population

January 18th, 2013

A new Murdoch report reveals that 20 dolphins are resident year-round in the Swan Canning Riverpark, while 16 others make occasional visits.

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FinBook II reveals more about river dolphins

June 28th, 2012

Murdoch University researchers recently released the second edition of FinBook, the annual photographic guide to Perth’s iconic river dolphins.

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Dolphins learn from each other to beg for food from humans

May 28th, 2012

Dolphins may learn harmful or undesirable behaviours like begging from each other, Murdoch University researchers have discovered.

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Water health newsroom

June 10th, 2010

water health newsroom

The investigation into six Bottlenose Dolphin deaths in the Swan Canning Riverpark in 2009 has drawn to a close. The Chief Scientist of Western Australia’s report has been presented to the Minister for Environment and the Murdoch University investigation has been delivered as a peer-reviewed Technical Report.

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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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Murdoch University dolphin research widely reported

November 15th, 2009

Murdoch University dolphin research widely reported

Research by Murdoch University scientists on the Swan River dolphin deaths has been widely reported in the media.

Following the ABC TV News and Stateline stories on November 13, every major Perth TV station ran stories on the dolphin research and issue on November 14.

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