Dolphins and Whales News -- ScienceDaily

Genetic mutation in whale eyes may increase mortality risks (Mon, 24 Oct 2016)
Difficulty seeing in bright light, which can be linked to a genetic mutation, can also increase baleen whales' susceptibility to fatal entanglements in fishing gear, say researchers.
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Local fidelity key to ocean-wide recovery of humpback whales (Mon, 17 Oct 2016)
Humpback whales can migrate thousands of miles to reach feeding grounds each year, but a new study concludes that their fidelity to certain local habitats -- as passed on through the generations -- and the protection of these habitats are key to understanding the ultimate recovery of this endangered species.
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Researchers probing the beneficial secrets in dolphins' proteins (Thu, 13 Oct 2016)
Why reinvent the wheel when nature has the answer? One researcher's natural inspiration is coming from dolphins who seem to have protective proteins that may contain clues to treatments for aging-associated diseases in humans. A recent study has found that dolphin serum contains very high levels of an antioxidant protein.
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The HHR research program helps to monitor the health, movement and well-being of humpback whales in south-east Queensland. Our annual systematic surveys reveals exciting and new facts. Check our latest entries on the map below. >>more


You can participate in marine expeditions and support state of the art research. You can learn to rescue marine life and rescue the ocean from pollution. Invite us for guest lectures at schools or  events to raise awareness of whales and dolphins.>>more


We are monitoring the health of marine mammals in south-east Queensland and work closely with governmental agencies, universities, businesses and the wider community to ensure that whales and dolphins are save. Make a wave together.