Dolphin

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

Animal stats

Family
Family
Delphinidae
Diet
Diet
Piscivorous
Speed
Speed
Some reach over 30km per hour
Conservation Status
Conservation Status
Approx 24% species Threatened or Near Threatened

Research projects

Projects
Year Funded
Organisation
Researchers
Urban waterways and coastal dolphins: health and status of Australian humpback dolphins in Moreton Bay, Queensland
2015
DRA
HAWKINS, Elizabeth & MEAGER, Justin
Health implications for dolphins with heavy metal contamination in South Australia: a case study of two species in Spencer Gulf
2014
SA Museum
KEMPER, Catherine
The genes that matter: mining the dolphin genome for genes that affect fitness
2011
UNSW
SHERWIN, Bill
The acoustic and surface behaviour of coastal dolphins in Queensland: implications for management
2008
JCU
BERG SOTO, Alvaro & MARSH, Helene
The role of cultural innovations in the conservation of cetaceans - a test case in tool-using bottlenose dolphins
2007
UNSW/MU
KRUTZEN, Michael, BEJDER, L & SHERWIN, William

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

2006
JCU
PARRA, Guido & KRUTZEN, Michael

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

2005
MACQ
GIBBS, Susan & KEMPER, Catherine

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

2004
UNSW
CONNOR, Richard, SHERWIN, Bill & KRUTZEN, Michael

Unravelling differences in reproductive strategies of male and female bottlenose dolphins

2001
MACQ
MOLLER, Luciana & HARCOURT, Rob

How many common dolphins are there in South Australian waters?

1999
S.A.M.
DONNELLAN, Stephen & KEMPER, Catherine

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

1999
UNSW
SHERWIN, Bill & VALSECCHI, E

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

1997
JCU
CORKERON, Peter

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

1997
QIMR
SLADE, Rob & AASKOV, J

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

1997
QIMR
SLADE, Rob & AASKOV, J

Radio tracking bottlenose dolphins in South East Queensland

1996
JCU
CORKERON, Peter & CHILVERS, B

Management of coastal bottlenose dolphins: identification of distinct populations

1995
UQ
HALE, Peter & ROSS, Graham

Behaviour of bottlenose dolphins and their interaction with humans

1994
BRIEZE, Ilze

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