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Not all ‘doom and gloom’ for the Swan Canning Estuary

March 11th, 2015

Researchers haul nets from the Swan River. Pic: Swan River Trust

Murdoch University researchers monitoring the condition of the Swan Canning Estuary say last year’s fish results have disproved claims the Swan-Canning Estuary is ‘dead’.

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Prawn restocking program put to the test

February 6th, 2014

Researchers from Murdoch University, led by Professor Neil Loneragan and Dr James Tweedley, have joined the latest effort to boost prawn populations in the Swan-Canning estuary.

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Health check for Swan River dolphins

January 20th, 2014

Murdoch University researchers have commenced a new study investigating the health of the dolphins inhabiting the Swan Canning Riverpark.

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Report confirms river is not 'dead'

November 11th, 2013

Murdoch University researchers have released a new report, which counters recent claims that the Swan-Canning Estuary is 'dead'.

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Health check for Perth waterways

September 23rd, 2013

A new report has found that the health of Perth’s iconic Swan-Canning Estuary has improved in recent years.

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Funding boost for native animals in need

July 11th, 2013

Injured wildlife will soon be treated in first class facilities, thanks to a $1.1 million grant from Lotterywest.

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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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Protecting WA waterways for future generations

October 15th, 2012

Everyone interested in the health of the Swan River and Western Australia’s estuaries is invited to attend the Healthy Estuaries 2111 forum on Wednesday October 24.

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FinBook II reveals more about river dolphins

June 28th, 2012

Murdoch University researchers recently released the second edition of FinBook, the annual photographic guide to Perth’s iconic river dolphins.

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A blessing for our rivers

November 30th, 2011

A Murdoch University dolphin researcher is encouraging the public to come up with blessings for the city's rivers in time for ceremonies at the Canning River on December 10.

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