Australia Paddles for Dolphins

Australia Paddles for Dolphins On Australia Day (26th January 2013), we’ll be having a Dolphin Research Australia Fundraiser ‘Australia Paddles for Dolphins’ in conjunction with our sponsors GoSea Kayaks.  The fundraiser will help us to continue our research in Byron Bay for another season and raise funds for some much needed equipment.  For every participant […]

Summer Education Program


Our Dolphin Research Australia summer education program is now in full swing!  For the month of January our dolphin education team are providing children (and their parents) a unique learning experience.  Children can learn all about dolphins, marine life and their conservation while enjoying fun activities! The program is taking place each Wednesday (10am-12pm and […]

Give a Dolphin Gift this Christmas

Having trouble finding a great gift for a loved one?  How about giving a special gift to them this Christmas & making them a Dolphin Guardian!!! By becoming a Dolphin Guardian, they’ll be helping to safe guard our dolphins from the threats they face today & helping them survive into the future.  Check out our […]

Dolphin Research Australia Launched!!

Dolphin Research Australia Launch & Fundraiser Dolphin Research Australia was officially launched on Friday 23rd November at the Byron Bay Brewery.  The event was opened by a special Welcome to Country from the Arakwal, the Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson gave a powerful keynote speech and we were entertained by MC Bruce McKenize, Elizabeth Lord […]

DRA Launch & Fundraising Event

We are proud to announce the official launch of Dolphin Research Australia in a spectacular fundraising event and celebration being held 23rd November 2012!! The event will be held at the Byron Bay Brewery, 12.30-3pm and all proceeds will go towards our ongoing work on marine wildlife conservation.  So come and celebrate this special occassion […]

Murwillumbah Dolphin Workshop

Come and join us for our next Dolphin Workshop being held this Thursday 1st November 2012 between 4.30pm and 6.30pm at Sathya Sai Primary School, Murwillumbah NSW.  Join the Dolphin Research Australia team and learn all about dolphins of our world.  Bookings are essential!  For more information go to our dolphin Training Workshops web page […]

Dolphin Workshop Nambucca Success!


The first of the Dolphin Sighting Network workshops, held on 22nd September 2012 at Nambucca Heads (Gumbaynggirr), NSW, was a great success!  We had a great turnout from the local Gumbaynggirr community who learnt all about the ecology of dolphins and how they can contribute to the little knowledge of dolphins in their community.  The […]

Navy Training Causes Whale Death?

A 3-year-old member of an endangered orca population in the Pacific North West found dead on a Washington State beach recently was blown up, according to Ken Balcomb, director of the locally-based Center for Whale Research. The body of Sooke, was found on the beach on February 11th 2012, just days after the Canadian Navy […]

Adopt-A-Dolphin & Win!

What better way to show a loved one you care by making them a dolphin guardian this Christmas! The SCU Dolphin Ecology & Acoustics Project has some beautiful dolphins up for adoption.  They are ambassadors for their species and the marine environment and they are in need of protection now more than ever! For only […]

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 dolphins.  The last few surveys have seen a number of newborn common dolphins in groups resting off […]

Humans implicated in multiple dolphin deaths

Human interference has been linked to multiple deaths of dolphins in recent months in Australia.  In December two neonate bottlenose dolphin calves were found to have fatal injuries from human interference.  One was found washed up on the Portsea Back Beach in Victoria, suffering a major trauma to its skull and jaw including a broken […]

Dolphins & Plastics

Throughout the world, the levels of plastic debris are increasing dramatically.  Recent research into the levels of plastic ingestion in Fransiscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei) from Argentina demonstrate the levels of exposure coastal dolphins have to these potentially fatal sources of pollution.  Researchers found that of the 106 Franciscana dolphins studied, 28% had plastic debris in […]