river dolphin postmortems
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.
November 13th, 2009
Murdoch University researchers in collaboration with the Swan River Trust, Department of Environment and Conservation and Curtin University are investigating the death of six dolphins in the Swan and Canning rivers this year.
An urgent meeting of researchers and government agencies on November 12 discussed the findings of post-mortem examinations of the dolphins which died between March and October, and ABC TV's Stateline broke the story on November 13.