Conserving Through Research
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Dolphins are remarkable animals. They live in highly complex societies, have developed an incredible communication system and the ability to use sonar. It is often thought that dolphins are always happy as they appear to have an impenetrable smile on their face. However, all is not well in the dolphin world. They are in fact some of the most vulnerable marine species in the world. Dolphins and their environment are under threat from many human sources.
It is now a crucial time; we must protect and conserve dolphins and their environment to ensure their survival into the future.
There remain many mysteries to the world of the dolphin and their needs for survival. To uncover some of these mysteries and ensure that dolphins have what they need to survive is through undertaking research, education and collaboration.
It is up to each of us to help protect and conserve dolphins and their environment!
Tips for Being Dolphin Friendly this Festive Season
Every purchase makes a difference and an impact – choose wisely and consciously.
1. Avoid unnecessary consumption
2. Look out for Locally Made Products
3. Re-gifting is OK!
4. Choose a Gift made from recycled or sustainable resources
5. Remember to take your Reusable Bag
Did you know about 80% of all saleable products end up as waste within the first 6mths after purchase?
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Our Being Dolphin Friendly Enewsletters are out now!
The first issues are all about Choosing the Right Gift & Making the Right Choices this Festive Season (I). How to choose the right cosmetics, sunscreens, candles, clothing and fabrics and how to avoid plastic waste. We give you a guide to what to look for and how to go about giving yourself and others ecofriendly and ethical products. Also included in this issue is some ideas for some great gifts.
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Stay tuned to Dolphin Research Australia’s newsfeed via our enewsletter and Facebook page as we begin the 12 days of Christmas! Giving you tips and advice on how to have a Dolphin Friendly Christmas & Festive Season. Where to get great gift ideas and how to make your ethical purchases.
Dolphin Research Team Helps to Save Another Dolphin in Trouble
On 15th October 2013, a young female bottlenose dolphin became stranded on a sandbank in the Nambucca River, NSW. The dolphin was reportedly in the company of other dolphins when the stranding occurred. The exhausted dolphin was taken to Dolphin Marine Magics’ Rehabilitation pool in Coffs Harbour for assessment and monitoring for two days. After two days of rest, the dolphin had recovered considerable strength and with veterinary clearance was released back into Nambucca River on Friday 18th October 2013. We are hoping that the dolphin is now with her pod that is likely to belong to the resident community of Nambucca. If you see the dolphin named ‘Hope’ please contact us!!
Download our Marine Mammal First Aid Guide to learn how you can help a stranded animal.
‘Dive In’ Holiday Program January 2013
Thinking how your children can have lots of fun and keep learning this holiday season?
Join our ‘Dive In’ Holiday Program which is happening again this year during the month of January in Byron Bay.
The ‘Dive In’ program provides holiday fun and activities for children aged between 6 and 12 years. They can learn all about the ocean, dolphins and other marine life during our 2hr holiday sessions that will be held every Wednesday morning between 10.15am-12pm and Fridays between 2.15pm-4pm between 3rd January and 22nd January 2013 in Byron Bay. Click here for more details or contact us directly info(at)dolphinresearchaustralia.com for further information.
Marine Mammal Symposium AMSA 2013
Dolphin Research Australia sponsored and coorganised the Marine Mammal Symposium at the Australian Marine Science Associations conference held on the Gold Coast in July 2013. The symposium was attended by researchers from all over Australia who presented their latest findings about marine mammal biology, ecology and conservation including our own Liz Hawkins who presented findings from our research in South East Queensland. Thanks to Humpbacks and Highrises for facilitating the Symposium and to all those who came along!
Dolphin Research Team Heads to the Society for Marine Mammals Conference in December 2013
Three of our research and education team, Isabela, Liz and Jakinta, are about to head to the Biennial Conference for the Society of Marine Mammals Conference in Dunedin in December 2013 to present Dolphin Research Australia’s latest findings. The team will present on our Indigenous marine science and conservation project framework, how to identify the critical habitat for coastal dolphins and communication alterations during a birth of a bottlenose dolphin. Liz has also been organising a conference workshop to develop the best practice principles for monitoring the impacts of coastal development on marine mammals with Southern Cross University and the support of the Australian Marine Mammal Centre.