Research Programs

Josh Slabb from the Cape Byron Marine Park Authority and Dr. Liz Hawkins from DEAP doing a field survey off Byron Bay. Photo courtesy of DECC 2010

Josh Slabb from the Cape Byron Marine Park Authority and Dr. Liz Hawkins from DEAP doing a field survey off Byron Bay. Photo courtesy of DECC 2010

The research being undertaken by the Dolphin Research Australia focuses on the population abundances, social structure, habitat use, behaviour and communication of coastal dolphins.  We assess the impacts of human activities on dolphins and their environment and develop recommendations for management  that can be implemented to aid in their protection and conservation.  We currently have three main projects underway and many more in the making.

in the field

In the Field