Working with scientists, industry and the community we strive to advance applied marine mammal research for the betterment of conservation and protection.
AMMCF is a not-for-profit organisation.
We have some fantastic news to share with you! We have purchased our very own research vessel....but need your help to get us on the water! For the last four years we have been reliant on hiring other vessels, at a considerable cost, to get us out on the water to undertake our vital applied research. By having our own research vessel we now have the flexibility of timing to undertake our ongoing research surveys, allowing us to take advantage ofRead more
Buddy up with a Burrunan and make a difference helping to conserve and protect Australia’s amazing marine mammals for future generations to enjoy! The Burrunan dolphin was discovered, described and named in 2011 by Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation’s Founding Director, Dr Kate Charlton-Robb. Dr Kate’s research has resulted in the Burrunan dolphin being listed as ‘Endangered’ under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.Read more
Log a Sighting via trakMM, an AMMCF initiative that allows the community using the waterways to log sightings of marine mammals. We acknowledge that our researchers cannot be on the water all the time so with the community’s help in logging sightings, researchers can formally record those sightings and assess areas of significance for marine mammals. Please note that marine mammals are protected and specific approach distances are in place toRead more
We have some exciting fun, interactive and education family events coming up in Summer 2017 and would love to see you there! SUMMER BY THE SEA EVENTS - bookings via Eventbrite Inverloch - Bin Not Beach Marine and Coastal Discovery Wednesday, 4 January 2017 7:30 pm Lakes Entrance - Litter Free Lakes Marine and Coastal Discovery Thursday, 5 January 2017 5:00 pm Paynesville - Litter Free Lakes Marine and Coastal Discovery Friday, 6 January 2017 4:00Read more
AMMCF eNewsletter - December 2016 Well, what an amazing 2016 it has been! I am so proud of the AMMCF team and their achievements... everyday when I come into the office I see people who are passionate, smart, dedicated and determined to make a difference for our marine mammals and their environment. Our Research Team, Nicola, Chantel and Justine, continue to make fantastic progress. We have continued our surveys across both the Gippsland LakesRead more
Looking for a Christmas gift that will make a difference? We have put together a list of our latest products....calendars, earings, iPhone covers, Mana-Tea infusers and much more! We have introduced our Marine Mammal Mate program where you can Buddy up with a Burrunan or Keep it Real with a Seal. It is the perfect gift for someone to that wants to do a little extra to protect our amazing marine mammals. We have teamed up with some amazing jewelryRead more
“The TEDx St.Kilda experience” Dr Kate Charlton-Robb December 2016 We are excited to announce the release of my TEDx St.Kilda talk. I was incredibly blessed to be asked to join some amazing people in giving a presentation this year. TED…Ideas Worth Spreading, is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to changeRead more
Join the AMMCF Team - NEW OPPORTUNITY!! Looking to make a difference in the protection and conservation of our marine mammals or taking the reins on an exciting new science education endeavour? AMMCF is looking for a dedicated, self-motivated and passionate person to build on our Applied Science Education Program (ASEP) initiatives. We are a growing team of passionate and committed people led by the internationally recognised marine mammologist,Read more
Dolphin injury reminds us to take care on the water Researchers from the Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation (AMMCF) are urging Port Phillip Bay users to consider the welfare of the Bay’s marine animals, with a common dolphin calf observed with a suspected boat strike injury. Dr Kate Charlton-Robb, Lead Researcher and Director at AMMCF, observed a common dolphin, less than one year old, with a severe injury to the tail stock. “TheRead more
The AMMCF Team will be at ‘Bright n Sandy Food and Wine Festival‘ on Sunday 6th March. Green Point Brighton 11am-7.30pm Come down and say Hi to Dr Kate and the team, take a look at our interactive and informative displays including dolphin skulls, dolphin fin-identification images from our current dolphin catalogue, get some info on our applied research and conservation programs, boating regulations and waysRead more