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Spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris roseiventris)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 0905363

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 0905363) - Spinner dolphins - Awarded $5,000 on November 01, 2009

James Cook University is Australia's leading tropical research university. The University was proclaimed in Townsville on 20 April 1970, two hundred years after Captain Cook charted the eastern seaboard of Australia, including northern Queensland. JCU’s vision is to be one of the world’s leading research universities in the tropics. JCU is home to more than 20 specialist centres and institutes, and maintains island, rainforest and outback research stations. More than $23 million in research funding is received annually. Areas of research focus include: biodiversity, sustainable management of tropical ecosystems, global warming, tropical agriculture, tropical health care in remote communities and cultural diversity.

‘Towards Sustainable Dolphin-Watching Tourism in Bali, Indonesia’ is a PhD project by Putu Liza Kusuma Mustika under the auspices of James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland Australia. This research provides the scientific base for the sustainable management of dolphin tourism in Bali and to develop biological and culturally-appropriate social indicators of sustainable dolphin watching on the island. The survey was conducted from October 2007 to April 2010 in Lovina (north Bali) and southern waters of Bali, targeting mainly spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris), spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus grisseus) and Fraser’s dolphins (Lagenodelphis hosei). This proposal focused on the last research season (September-October 2009) in Lovina (north Bali), with Southeast Asian spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris roseiventris) as the main target species. The project has produced several peer-reviewed publications as attached below on this page. 

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