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Accidental dolphin capture a difficult issue to solve

April 3rd, 2014

New research from Murdoch University scientists has revealed that around 500 dolphins have been caught in the Pilbara trawl fishery in the past decade.

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Top animator breathes life into student creations

September 18th, 2013

A group of gifted high school students have flexed their creative talents at a two-day workshop held at Murdoch University.

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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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Dolphins filmed fishing in trawler nets

November 2nd, 2012

Murdoch University researchers have caught bottlenose dolphins on camera repeatedly raiding trawler fishing nets for food in northern Western Australia.

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Funding for pioneering research on little known dolphins

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.

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Ingenious fishing method may be spreading through dolphins

August 24th, 2011

Researchers from Murdoch University believe a recently documented method of fishing may be spreading throughout a population of dolphins.

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Reducing dolphin deaths in fishing trawls

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.

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