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Please direct all questions or comments about the website to Caitlin Karniski at infommdolphin@gmail.com

If you are interested in becoming a research assistant, please review our findings and contact the scientist whose research you are most interested in.

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Areas of Research

Dr. Janet Mann

  • Long-term monitoring of Shark Bay dolphins and database development
  • Human impacts- provisioning at Monkey Mia
  • Female reproduction and calf care
  • Calf behavior and development
  • Social Networks
  • Blow-sampling (for genetics, fatty acids, hormones, disease)
  • Tool-use with sponges (eastern gulf)
  • Hunting behavior and transmission of hunting tactics

Dr. Lars Bejder

  • Human impacts- boat-based tourism

Dr. William Sherwin

  • Genetics
  • Dr. Michael Heithaus

    • Shark Bay Ecology Research Project (sharks, dugongs, stingrays, fish, seagrass, etc.)