The members of MUCRU work on both applied and empirical conservation-based research projects. We specialise in peer reviewed published research in the fields of marine mammal science and conservation.
About Murdoch Cetacean Research Unit (MUCRU)
Latest Blogs from the Field
Theodolite, focal follows, acoustic loggers, supervisors, marine mammals a plenty … and it’s not over yet!February 11, 2013
My final field season saw the monthly intensive boat-based photo-identification surveys come to an end after two years of data collection. We now concentrate our efforts on collecting theodolite tracking data in both Kealakekua Bay and Kauhako Bay, increasing our focal follow data and continuing to collect more bioacoustic data from our bottom-mounted loggers.Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin Project
The Coastal and Estuarine Dolphin Project (CEDP) collects photo-identification, behavioural, and longitudinal data to support the long-term conservation of bottlenose dolphins in metropolitan waters of Perth, Western Australia. The beggars The illegal feeding of dolphins is a key conservation issue for dolphins in the Perth area. Finn et al. (2008) reported 14 dolphins resident in Cockburn [...]Blogs from the field, Coastal and Estuarine Dolphin Project
During our spring field season (Sept-Nov) in Bunbury, Western Australia, we were on the water for over 130 hours and encountered 64 groups of dolphins. Spring is an exciting time to conduct fieldwork because humpback whales pass on their southern migration. During this time, mother and calves pass closer to shore than on their northern [...]Blogs from the field, South West Marine Research Program