university of otago

Giant sunfish species eludes discovery for centuries

July 20th, 2017

An elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of researchers led by a Murdoch University PhD student. Marianne Nyegaard from the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences uncovered the new species while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish in the Indo-pacific region. The previously undescribed species has been named the Hoodwinker Sunfish (Mola tecta).

+ Find out more

Call to protect spinner dolphins in Hawaii

December 23rd, 2014

A team of researchers have called for urgent action to be taken to protect wild spinner dolphins from the effects of tourism in Hawaii.

+ Find out more

Whale watching book questions industry sustainability

April 7th, 2014

Whale and dolphin watching may not be the low-impact, sustainable industries many believe them to be according to a new evidence-based book, co-edited by Associate Professor Lars Bejder of the Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit.

+ Find out more

University mourns passing of Arthur Beacham

June 13th, 2012

Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton celebrates the Murdoch life of Professor Arthur Beacham, who served as Deputy Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor (1976-79).

+ Find out more