murdoch cetacean research unit

International recognition of shipping noise impact on marine life sparks study

March 7th, 2018

Research on the measurement of shipping noise and its potential impact on whales and other marine animals has received funding under the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP).

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Don’t feed the dolphins

December 22nd, 2016


Researchers at Murdoch University have found evidence that feeding dolphins puts them at greater risk of injury and death.

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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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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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