This information is complementary to biological and ecological studies and can help inform wildlife management agencies for better conservation and management outcomes. Since 2009 the MMHP has contributed to several technical reports on dolphin and Humpback whale health and disease, delivered to various governmental agencies; including the report to the Minister for the Environment and WA’s Chief Scientist on the 2009 Swan-Canning Riverpark dolphin mortality event.
There are two project members, however we collaborate with other research scientists at both a national and international level. Dr Carly Holyoake (BSc BVMS PhD) is a veterinarian and Registrar in Wildlife Epidemiology and Conservation Medicine at Murdoch University. Dr Nahiid Stephens (BSc BVMS [Hons] MANZCVSc) is a veterinary pathologist and Lecturer in Pathology at Murdoch University.