Moreton Bay Dolphin Expeditions 2017

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Our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Expedition Dates for 2017 have just been announced!!! Want to join the team & become an invaluable sponsor of the Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Project? Checkout our Dolphin Research Eco-volunteer Expedition…

Join Our 2016 Moreton Bay Expeditions

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Join Our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Project as an Eco-volunteer in 2016! Dates have now been announced! Our 2016 Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Project Eco-Volunteer dates have now been announced! From May to July 2016, you can join…

Join Our Byron Dolphin Eco-volunteer Team

Byron Bay – Ballina Dolphin Research Expeditions Summer 2016 Our summer 2016 Byron Bay – Ballina Dolphin Research Project field season is just about to kick off! Between January and February 2016, you can join the research team as an…

Northern Rivers Dolphin Watchers

Northern Rivers Dolphin Watchers Dolphin Research Australia is launching the Northern Rivers Dolphin Watchers and inviting locals and visitors to the Byron Bay region to join up and become involved in the research. The teams will be observing…

Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Project

Our Moreton Bay Dolphin Research Project has kicked off with a great start to the Winter 2014 field season.  The project which aims to assess the abundance and health status of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins is funded by the Australian…

Byron Dolphin Research Season

Dolphin Research Season Ends with A Splash! During August-September 2013, the Dolphin Research Australia field team were out in Byron Bay observing the dolphin and whale populations.  The project is a long-term monitoring program that…

Sussex Inlet dolphin set free!

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In September 2012 a young female bottlenose dolphin became trapped in Sussex Inlet on the south coast of New South Wales. Unable to return to the open ocean to rejoin her pod she became very tame and began interacting with people. The dolphin…

Summer Loving & New Calves to Care for

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Boaters and swimmers are being reminded to give dolphins space as the summer calving period begins.  Although calving can occur all year round, Dr. Liz Hawkins from Dolphin Research Australia says this time of year we see a peak in the…

Summer Dolphins

The two weeks of our summer dolphin research field season in Byron Bay begun with some great observations - new born dolphins learning to surf with their mothers, sharks feeding off Tallows Beach and even marlin jumping close to Cape Byron. …

Next Field Season Announced

The next dolphin research field season in Byron Bay, Australia,  has just been announced!! The project is one of Dolphin Research Australia's long term projects which is exploring aspects of dolphin ecology & the impacts of human activities. …

We've Changed Our Name!!

We're now Dolphin Research Australia! Our successes over the last few years have led to some exciting changes!! The evolution has led us to change our name to Dolphin Research Australia (formerly Dolphin Ecology & Acoustics Project).  These…

Update from the Field

The Dolphin Ecology & Acoustics Project team have been busy in the field in South East Queensland.  This season has had some great weather and the team of sighted Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, common dolphins and of course, bottlenose…

Byron Bay Winter 2011 Season Begins

Our Winter 2011 dolphin research season in Byron Bay has just begun.  Our field team are rugged up and ready for this exciting season.  With a quiet start on Sunday and some cold rain on Monday, today was a great sunny day with lots of…

Dolphin Update from the Field

Our Gold Coast Dolphin Project is in its 3rd week and is making some great progress. Weather hasn’t been the greatest in past weeks, however we have still made many sightings and identifications of dolphins AND just yesterday spotted our…

Adopt-A-Dolphin as a Gift for a Loved One

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We have 6 beautiful and very special dolphins that are available for adoption with all funds raised helping to conserve and protect Australia's dolphin populations.  Each dolphin has it's own special characteristics and are part of the…

DEAP heads to the Gold Coast

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The DEAP team has been awarded a $71,000 national competitive grant from the Australian Marine Mammal Centre to study dolphins in the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads region. The grant will fund research that will investigate the abundance…

Winter Season 2010 Ends

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The Dolphin Ecology & Acoustics Project Winter 2010 field season has now come to an end.  We had some great weather along the way, with some of the clearest visibility we've seen all year.  Lots of dolphins as always and also lots…

Winter Season 2010

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Our winter 2010 field season in Byron Bay is just about to begin.  The season will go for three weeks from Monday 14th June to Monday 5th July.  We are now recruiting volunteers and interns who would like to be part of this season.  We…

Autumn 2010 season ends with a blast!

Our Dolphin Ecology & Acoustics Project autumn2010 season has now come to a close.  It was another successful series of data collection.  Each day we had some great dolphin action with lots of surfing and socialising.  We were blessed…

First Dolphin Sighting Network Workshop

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  Have you ever wanted to learn about dolphins and how you can help to conserve them?  Then join the DEAP Dolphin Sighting Network.  The Network encourages members of the community to report their dolphin sightings.  A single sighting…