Killer whale DNA reveals distinct ties

Scientists have discovered that Australasian killer whales revolve around matrilineal ties after using DNA to determine their populations across the region. Killer whales are the ocean’s […]

Dolphins’ genetic response to virus

Flinders University researchers have sequenced the genomes of dolphins, revealing variations that may influence their deadly immune response to a measles related virus. Climate change and […]

Satellite tracking supports blue whale survival

Extensive satellite tracking has revealed important new knowledge about the little known pygmy blue whale population of Southern Australia. Marine scientists from Flinders University, Australian Marine […]

Female dolphins gather in family groups

Social clusters including mothers’ groups play an important role in the life of southern Australian bottlenose dolphins, a new study shows. Similar in giraffes, lions, hyenas […]

Ocean warming puts dolphins at risk

Ocean warming, noise pollution and fishing are major concerns for dolphins in southern Australia, not just Adelaide and Melbourne metropolitan coastal areas but in particular for […]

Genetic links to dolphin disease outbreak

New research at Flinders University has found genetic variations in South Australia’s bottlenose dolphins  makes them susceptible to a deadly measles-related virus, particularly in heatwave conditions. […]