Dolphin research

Dolphin research

Celine Frere has been involved with the Shark Bay Dolphin Research Project since 2006. She undertakes research on this population of bottlenose dolphins in collaboration with Professor Janet Mann, Georgetown University, USA.

Current research focuses on social evolution, and genetic and non-genetic mechanisms of inheritance (including social plasticity of female bottlenose dolphins and maternal effects).

Celine Frere also collaborates with Professor Lars Bejder, Murdoch University, on various projects focusing on the impact of human activity and development on inshore dolphins of Western Australia.