Whale study using drones and tags captures aerial footage of white whale calf

September 5th, 2016

Researchers from MUCRU and Aarhus University are using a ground-breaking approach to help unlock some of the mysteries surrounding the whales. (Image: Dr Fredrick Christiansen)

Researchers from Murdoch University’s Cetacean Research Unit and Aarhus University in Denmark are using a ground-breaking approach to help unlock some of the mysteries surrounding southern right whales.

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A first for research as social cliques discovered amongst adult females dolphins

February 29th, 2016

A female dolphin and her calf

Ongoing research of a dolphin population in south-western Australia has revealed for the first time, a unique cycle in social bonds between adult female bottlenose dolphins, which is leading to informed conservation for the animals.

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Rare aerial imagery helping researchers access whale body condition

November 23rd, 2015

Murdoch University Cetacean Researchers are using aerial images to access baleen whales

Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit researchers are developing a research project to improve our understanding of baleen whale body condition by using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to capture unique aerial imagery of the whales.

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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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Enjoy dolphins from a distance, expert says

December 16th, 2014

A Murdoch University dolphin expert has advised that members of the public should enjoy observing dolphins from a distance this summer.

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Experts available for media commentary

November 27th, 2014

A range of Murdoch experts are available for commentary in December and January on topics including bushfires, office parties, summer festivals, exercising in the heat, pool safety for pets and Australia Day.

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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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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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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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