Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in Bunbury, Western Australia: Habitat modeling and population dynamics

Jul 20, 2014 No comments By

My research is a part of the South West Marine Research Program (SWMRP) in Bunbury, Western Australia. The SWMRP is a long-term research program that strives to assess the long-term viability of the dolphin population in an expanding regional centre. For my thesis, I aim to investigate sex-specific differences, in terms of dolphin movement patterns, [...]

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Rehabilitated Guiana dolphins returned to the sea

Jul 18, 2014 No Comments

On 8 June 2014, two Guiana dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) were tagged and released in the Pozos Colorados (Santa Marta) area of Colombia, following rehabilitation from injuries believed have been incurred from fishing nets. The dolphins, an adult female and a juvenile female, had been rescued by fishermen in September 2013, and brought to the Aquarium [...]

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SDRP assists with 2014 Deepwater Horizon oil spill dolphin health assessments in Louisiana

Jul 11, 2014 No Comments

NOAA-led bottlenose dolphin health assessments were performed in 2011 and 2013 in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, as part of the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment conducted by NOAA and other natural resource Trustees in cooperation with BP, to evaluate the potential impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Barataria Bay was impacted during the [...]

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