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.
October 11th, 2012
The Australian Marine Mammal Centre has awarded $567,000 in funding to Murdoch University for research on little known dolphin populations off WA’s Kimberley coast.
May 24th, 2012
An innovative project will use social media to collect information on one of the world's last great marine wildernesses.
March 31st, 2011
A new study has revealed that the number of animal deaths caused by oil spills may be up to 50 times higher than previously believed.
January 25th, 2011
World renowned whale researcher Professor Hal Whitehead will give a free public presentation on sperm whales on Monday February 7 at Murdoch University.
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.
June 10th, 2010
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.
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.
May 26th, 2010
Are dolphins affected by human activities at the popular holiday destination of Hawaii?
November 21st, 2009
Murdoch University researchers with the South-West Marine Research Program (SWMRP*) are investigating multiple deaths of dolphins over the last two years within the inner waters around the city of Bunbury. These inner waters encompass the Leschenault Estuary and Inlet, the Inner and Outer Harbour, and the Collie and Brunswick Rivers.