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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Citizen Science: Next Steps

We are back in the US now after 3 weeks traveling throughout Western Australia. Traveling from Perth up to Cygnet Bay, we discovered an incredible ecosystem unlike anything we had seen before. And what made it incredible was not the mantas, turtles, whale sharks or pigmy spinner dolphin: it was the people we met and […]

Spinner dolphin off James Price Point

[iframe src=”” width=”960px” height=”650″] We were recently on the water with Simon Allen from the Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit looking for some very small or pigmy spinner dolphins off James Price Point north of Broome, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. There were bottlenose dolphin in close to shore and the spinners were […]

Roadtrain into Broome

We have been busy in Broome the last few days. Boating on the water looking for pigmy spinner dolphin, attending community meetings for families and NO GAS, watching a movie in the croc farm, learning as much as we can about this community and its workings.  The people in Broome have been warm and open […]

The Kimberley explored…barely

We have been documenting the coastline and the marine species and meeting with key stakeholders in the Kimberley for the last week. So far we have explored Broome up to Cape Leveque.  And with the Kimberley region being the same size as California, that means we made it from San Diego to Orange County… long […]

Cygnet Bay and Citizen Science

We arrived yesterday afternoon here in Cygnet Bay and made it to the famous Cape Leveque for the sunset. Located at the top of the Dampier Pennisula, this is really the beginning of rugged coastal Kimberley.  The Kimberley coastline covers over 14,000 kilometers as you head NorthEast toward Darwin and the region is only accessible […]

News Story in the Australian

The Australian, Australia’s most important newspaper just published a story on the discovery of a potentially new dolphin species off the Kimberley coast.   Identified as a possible dwarf spinner dolphin, the article talks about how LNG plant builder Woodside spent $80M to do an environmental impact assessment regarding their planned $40B LNG plant.  Woodside […]

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