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June 10th, 2010

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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.

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Report out on 2009 deaths in the Swan River

June 10th, 2010

The deaths of six dolphins in the Swan Canning Riverpark last year reflect the stressful nature of the environment that they inhabit.

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Dolphin gallery

April 30th, 2010

Photo gallery – Swan River dolphin postmortems Images taken during the Murdoch University investigation into the mortalities of six bottlenose dolphins in the Swan Canning Riverpark in 2009. Photo gallery – Bunbury dolphins Images courtesty of Murdoch PhD student, Holly Smith, from the Bunbury Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit (MUCRU). + Return to the Water health newsroom

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Murdoch University dolphin research widely reported

November 15th, 2009

Murdoch University dolphin research widely reported

Research by Murdoch University scientists on the Swan River dolphin deaths has been widely reported in the media.

Following the ABC TV News and Stateline stories on November 13, every major Perth TV station ran stories on the dolphin research and issue on November 14.

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Scientists and agencies investigate dolphin deaths

November 13th, 2009

Scientists and agencies investigate dolphin deaths

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.

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