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Murdoch out in force for National Science Week

August 22nd, 2016

Murdoch staff demonstrate forensic facial reconstruction at Oberthur Primary School

Murdoch staff used caterpillars, drones and blood splatter to inspire thousands of young scientists last week.

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Funding boost for Bunbury dolphin research

February 24th, 2015

A bottlenose dolphin (Pic: Lars Bejder)

Research into the impacts of human activity on Bunbury’s bottlenose dolphin population has been given a financial boost by local industry, government and community organisations.

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Call to protect spinner dolphins in Hawaii

December 23rd, 2014

A team of researchers have called for urgent action to be taken to protect wild spinner dolphins from the effects of tourism in Hawaii.

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Experts available for media commentary

October 31st, 2014

A range of Murdoch experts are available for commentary this month on key topics including: the G-20 Summit, food waste, bushfires, humpback whale migration and strandings, drama and it's role in education, dog drownings and stess management.

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Measuring impacts of coastal development on humpback whale resting grounds

October 28th, 2014

A collaborative research project is measuring the possible impacts of coastal development on female humpback whales and their calves as they take rest breaks in sheltered waters along Western Australia’s north-west coast.

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Whale watching book questions industry sustainability

April 7th, 2014

Whale and dolphin watching may not be the low-impact, sustainable industries many believe them to be according to a new evidence-based book, co-edited by Associate Professor Lars Bejder of the Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit.

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Citizen science, there's an app for that!

November 28th, 2013

Do you have a smart phone? If so, you’re only a few taps away from contributing to international environmental research, thanks to a new app unveiled today.

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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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Lecture to unlock secrets of the sea

August 27th, 2013

Distinguished Sir Walter Murdoch Professor Peter Madsen will deliver a free public lecture titled A Whale of a Meal: How Cetaceans Find and Catch Food.

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Murdoch University dolphin heroes win international award

November 22nd, 2012

Murdoch University’s Cetacean Research Unit (MUCRU) has been recognised for its work to protect marine mammals with an IFAW Action Award for Research.

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