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.
AMMCF believes that effective communication is the key to long term change and conservation impact, with the community having a strong role to play. We have had a presence at various markets and festivals across Victoria, including the Main Street Mornington Festival, Sandringham Village Festival and the Sandringham Farmers Market. AMMCF understand that no one person has the solution to conservation, protection and awareness and are actively involved
A new species of small coastal dolphin, the Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis), endemic to southern Australia, has recently been described (Charlton-Robb et al. 2011). Previous research shows the species consists of small genetically distinct populations which are susceptible to numerous threats, including commercial and recreation fisheries, tourism, anthropogenic contaminants, shipping, gas and oil mining exploration with seismic activity (in
Community Awareness Campaign Presentations to community groups, industry and government organisations will raise awareness of marine mammals and the ecosystem in which they reside. The presentations will cover the applied science behind the recent classification of the Burrunan dolphin; why these dolphins are so different and information on behaviour (i.e. mother-calf associations, feeding, signs of avoidance etc); the uniqueness of the Victorian