We are pleased to announce the following publication in Marine Mammal Science: Complex prey handling of octopus by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) Authors: Kate R. Sprogis, Holly C. Raudino (nee Smith), David Hocking and Lars Bejder. Full citation: Sprogis, K.R., Raudino, H.C., Hocking, D, and Bejder, L. (2017). Complex prey handling of octopus by bottlenose […]
MUCRU researchers have today released a new report on the abundance of inshore dolphins in Roebuck Bay, adjacent to Broome in Australia’s north-west. The report was presented to WWF-Australia, who co-funded this research along with the Australian Marine Mammal Centre and Murdoch University as part of a broader study into inshore dolphins in the Kimberley Region. Click […]
Counting Broome’s snubfins: MUCRU researchers estimate the abundance of inshore dolphins in Roebuck Bay
MUCRU PhD candidate Alex Brown has recently returned from a second month of inshore dolphin surveys in the waters of Roebuck Bay, adjacent to the town of Broome in Australia’s north-west. This follows on from an initial month of surveys last October, which resulted in a report presented to WWF-Australia, who co-funded and helped facilitate […]
September 2013 was my fourth and last scheduled visit to Cygnet Bay to collect data on the abundance and genetic connectivity of tropical inshore dolphins in the Kimberley.
I (Shona, Honours student at MUCRU) have been given the opportunity to test the Coastal Walkabout smart-phone app in the Kimberley during 11-20 September, and would like to share this experience with you. Follow the trail here!
Earlier this year, MUCRU commenced research on the poorly understood Australian snubfin and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in the Kimberley region of northwest Australia. Here, MUCRU Phd candidate Alex Brown reports on an exciting second trip to the Cygnet Bay study site in September 2012.
In the middle of May, MUCRU’s Kimberley inshore dolphin team left the blue waters of the Dampier Peninsula to travel deep into the eastern Kimberley. With sealed road access to the coast entirely absent for over 900 km east of Derby, our options for launching a vessel in this area were somewhat limited. So we chose Wyndham […]
After a month of work at Cygnet Bay on the Dampier Peninsula, our team has now completed the first of four field trips to this area over the next two years. This is towards a project which aims to investigate the abundance, local movements and gene flow of inshore dolphins at several locations across Australia’s remote […]
It has been over a year since Kate began her PhD project as part of the South West Marine Research Program. Her project is investigating the habitat use and population dynamics of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in Bunbury. Here are some of the recent highlights.
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