Capricorn Cetaceans Research Project

Capricorn Cetaceans Project

For more information about the Capricornia Cetaceans Project.

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This project is supported by Whale Watching Byron Bay

Project Overview

Started in 2006 the Caprciron Cetaceans Project (CCP) is today the longest ongoing project on Australian hupback dolphin (Sousa sahulensis) and Australian snubfin dolphin (Orcaella hensohni). The CCP adopts a multidiciplinary approach to improve our understanding of the biology and theinteractions of these poorly known species with the environment and human activitiesof along the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

 

Good fluke image - markings clearly visible
Good fluke image - markings clearly visible

Not useful for research - oblique angle, low contrast
Not useful for research - oblique angle, low contrast

Not useful - over 50% of fluke submerged
Not useful - over 50% of fluke submerged