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Dolphin

Dolphins breathe air, live in the ocean and give birth to live young. Characteristic such as these make them marine mammals, closely related to whales and porpoises as part of the Order Cetacea. They are found around the world and Australia’s extensive coastline provides a home for at least 22 dolphin species.

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    Urban Waterways and Coastal Dolphins

    What is the health and population status of the Australian humpback dolphins in Moreton Bay, Queensland, their most southerly resident population?

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  • Health Implications for Dolphins

    Health Implications for Dolphins

    How does heavy metal contamination in South Australia affect two species of dolphin in Spencer Gulf?

  • How to Identify a Dolphin

    How to Identify a Dolphin

    There are 14 species of dolphin found in Australian waters and there are a number of ways to identify between them.

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  • Overview

    Urban Waterways and Coastal Dolphins

    What is the health and population status of the Australian humpback dolphins in Moreton Bay, Queensland, their most southerly resident population?

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Year Funded

Researchers

Organisation

Project

2015

HAWKINS, Elizabeth & MEAGER, Justin

DRA

Urban waterways and coastal dolphins: health and status of Australian humpback dolphins in Moreton Bay, Queensland

2014

KEMPER, Catherine

SA Museum

Health implications for dolphins with heavy metal contamination in South Australia: a case study of two species in Spencer Gulf

2011

SHERWIN, Bill 

UNSW

The genes that matter: mining the dolphin genome for genes that affect fitness

2008

BERG SOTO, Alvaro & MARSH, Helene

JCU

The acoustic and surface behaviour of coastal dolphins in Queensland: implications for management

2007

KRUTZEN, Michael, BEJDER, L & SHERWIN, William

UNSW/MU

The role of cultural innovations in the conservation of cetaceans - a test case in tool-using bottlenose dolphins

2006

PARRA, Guido & KRUTZEN, Michael

JCU

Conservation genetics of two insufficiently known inshore cetaceans: snubfin and indo-pacific humpback dolphins in North East Qld waters

2005

GIBBS, Susan & KEMPER, Catherine

MACQ

Geographical and temporal dolphin diet investigation by stable isotope analysis of Museum specimens.

2004

CONNOR, Richard, SHERWIN, Bill & KRUTZEN, Michael

UNSW

A rare case of two alliance strategies in male bottlenose dolphins: stability, size and relatedness

2001

MOLLER, Luciana & HARCOURT, Rob

MACQ

Unravelling differences in reproductive strategies of male and female bottlenose dolphins

1999

DONNELLAN, Stephen & KEMPER, Catherine

S.A.M.

How many common dolphins are there in South Australian waters?

1999

SHERWIN, Bill & VALSECCHI, E

UNSW

Conservation units and behaviour of marine mammal populations - new molecular methods

1997

CORKERON, Peter 

JCU

Conservation biology of inshore dolphins in tropical Queensland (Pilot Study)

1997

SLADE, Rob & AASKOV, J

QIMR

Do captive and wild marine mammals in Australia have natural immunity to morbilliviruses?

1996

CORKERON, Peter & CHILVERS, B

JCU

Radio tracking bottlenose dolphins in South East Queensland

1995

HALE, Peter & ROSS, Graham

UQ

Management of coastal bottlenose dolphins: identification of distinct populations

1994

BRIEZE, Ilze 

 

Behaviour of bottlenose dolphins and their interaction with humans