17captured dolphins to be released

  A controversial live dolphin trader, Chris Porter, is apparently set to release 17 dolphins that are currently being held in a temporary enclosure in the Solomon Islands ready for live export to captive dolphin facilities. The controversial dolphin broker and marine mammal trainer, who trained Tillikum the killer whale when he was at Sealand […]

Our very own research vessel!

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Our Very Own Research Vessel! Thanks to our sponsors, the Cape Byron Marine Park Authority, GoSea Kayaks and Bunyips Outdoor camping store we now have our very own research vessel… A Hobie Odyssey kayak!  After a little getting used too, and a few man overboard incidents, we now have the capacity to paddle out into […]

The Cudgen Creek Dolphin Rescue


CUDGEN CREEK DOLPHIN RESCUE On the 2nd of February 2010, two bottlenose dolphins were rescued from Cudgen Creek in Kingscliff, NSW. We had received news a few days earlier that there were three dolphins that seemed to be trapped in a very small area in the Creek. We headed up to monitor these dolphins to […]

Summer Season 2010

SUMMER SEASON 2010 Our summer field work has just come to an end. With the help of our fantastic volunteer team, it has been a month of fun, sun, rain, wind and good data. Our team collected GPS tracking data from atop of the Cape Byron Lighthouse as well as photographs, video and acoustic recordings […]

Beaked Whale Stranding


Beaked Whale Stranding On the 2nd of February this year a rare and very strange looking animal was found on a beach just south of the Tweed River mouth at Fingal Head. The animal was found to be belonging to the Toothed Whale family, specifically a Blainville’s Beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris). These whales can grow […]