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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
AMMCF has had fantastic 2015 so far! You can read all about it in our e-Newsletter. Some highlights in Issue Two (October 2015) include: AMMCFs feature in Coast Australia AMMCF Partnership Program TrakMM Student Blogs Australian Geographic Society Sponsorship ASEP - AMMCFs new education initiative AMMCF Honours student at the upcoming International Marine Mammal Conference Burrunan Baby-boom; Gippsland Lakes and much more! AMMCF Issue2 Oct2015Read more
AMMCF has had an amazingly successful 2014! You can read all about it in our e-Newsletter. Some highlights in Issue One (December 2014) include: Highlights from our Director & Principal Researcher Dr Kate Charlton-Robb AMMCFs feature in The Conversation AMMCF Memberships opportunities What’s it like to be an AMMCF Volunteer? Our volunteers blog about their experience The Burrunan dolphins feature in the book “What on Earth? 100 of our planet’sRead more
Moura A.E., Nielsen, S.C. A., Vilstrup , J.T., Moreno-Mayar, J.V., Gilbert, T.P., Gray, H.W.I., Natoli, A., Möller, L. and Hoelzel, R. (2013) Recent Diversification of a Marine Genus (Tursiops spp.) Tracks Habitat Preference and Environmental Change. Systematic Biology DOI:10.1093/sysbio/syt051 Understanding the evolution of diversity and the resulting systematics in marine systems is confounded by the lack of clear boundaries in oceanic habitats,Read more
Charlton-Robb, K., Gershwin L., Thompson, R., Austin, J., Owen, K., and McKechnie, S.W. (2011) A New Dolphin Species, the Burrunan Dolphin Tursiops australis sp. nov., Endemic to Southern Australian Coastal Waters. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24047. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024047. The Burrunan dolphin, Tursiops australis, is a newly described species endemic to southern Australian coastal waters. The current distribution ranges from South Australia, east toRead more
Monk, A., Charlton-Robb. K., Buddhadasa, S. Thompson, R.M. (2014) Comparison of Mercury Contamination in Live and Dead Dolphins from a Newly Described Species, Tursiops australis. PLoS ONE 9(8):e104887. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.010488 Globally it is estimated that up to 37% of all marine mammals are at a risk of extinction, due in particular to human impacts, including coastal pollution. Dolphins are known to be at risk from anthropogenic contaminantsRead more
Charlton-Robb, K., Taylor, A.C., McKechnie, S.W. (2014) Population genetic structure of the Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis) in coastal waters of south-eastern Australia: conservation implications. Conservation Genetics. DOI 10.1007/s10592-014-0652-6 The Burrunan dolphin, Tursiops australis, is a newly described species endemic to southern Australian coastal waters. The current distribution ranges from South Australia, east to Victoria and southRead more