Dolphin Research

Did you know that there are numerous studies on the dolphins that live in the rivers?

The research paper below is a study on the whistles dolphins use to communicate with each other. 

Whistle Characteristics of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in the Fremantle Inner Harbour, Western Australia
Centre for Marine Science and technology, Curtin University
Overview: Bottlenose dolphins use whistles to communicate with each other. We recorded 477 whistles of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in the Fremantle Inner Harbour, Western Australia, on nine occasions over a six-week period duringMay/June 2013. 

Annual Reports

The data collected by volunteers each year is interpreted by scientists at Curtin and Murdoch universities. These annual reports serve as a window into the lives of the dolphins and calves living in and visiting the Swan and Canning rivers. 
To all of the dedicated Dolphin Watchers, please keep up the good work. 

Dolphin Watch Annual Report 2015 -16

Dolphin Watch Annual Report 2014 -15

Dolphin Watch Annual Report 2013 -14

Dolphin Watch Annual Report 2012 -13

Dolphin Watch Annual Report 2011 -12

Dolphin Watch Annual Report 2010- 11

Dolphin Watch Annual Report 2009 -10

Image - The Hon. Albert Paul Jacob, Minister for Environment; Heritage and Joan Munro, Dolphin Watch volunteer