south-west marine research program
June 1st, 2016
The world’s first sex-based study with insights into the abundance and movement patterns of bottlenose dolphins acts as an impetus for future studies.
February 29th, 2016
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.
February 24th, 2015
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.
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.
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.
November 11th, 2009
Comprehensive marine research and monitoring in the sea off Binningup could provide a blueprint for similar studies at the State Government’s proposed major gas precinct near James Point in the Kimberley.
Water Minister Graham Jacobs said the research, undertaken by Murdoch and Curtin universities and Western Whale Research (WWR), would increase knowledge of the marine environment off the Binningup and Myalup coast and gauge effects of the Southern Seawater Desalination Project.