PUBLICATIONS

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0136535

 

PLOS oNE IMAGE ONLINE

 

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0166670

Three killer whales synchronously attacking the beaked whale as noted and observed in paper published in Plos One.

 

RESEARCH IN THE MEDIA

Our research and the animals we study have been lucky enough to feature in the media.

Here is a slice of what has been published in various outlets:

WA RESEARCH SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON KILLER WHALES

Herald Sun/ Sunday Times, May 2017

Groundbreaking WA research is shedding new light on killer whales, with more than 100 individuals now identified in an orca hot-spot off Bremer Bay.

At the forefront of research to learn more about the elusive and highly social WA killer whales is Bec Wellard, who has spent four seasons on a research boat 50km out to sea as she completes a PhD through Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology.

 

KILLER CATALOGUE OF BREMER POPULATION

The West Australian, April 2017

Researchers have produced a catalogue of some of the killer whale population in the Bremer Canyon they hope will help track the health, population size and individual characteristics of the monochromatic mammals.

PhD candidate Rebecca Wellard has worked on the Orca Research and Conservation Australia (ORCA) project from the beginning and said the best way to monitor killer whales and their ecosystem is to catalogue them.

Ms Wellard said scientists were still working to understand the population and abundance of killer whales and this catalogue was one step towards that goal.

NATURAL WONDER 

Channel 9 News, March 2016

It’s one of the ocean’s biggest mysteries, and most stunning sights. Every year, deep water off WA’s south coast becomes a killer whale hotspot.

Channel 9 chats with Bec Wellard from Curtin University about this never before done Killer Whale research in Australia.

BREMER BAY CANYON : SCIENTISTS FIND OUT WHY KILLER WHALES AND SHARKS ARE DRAWN TO WA HOTSPOT

ABC Radio and News, February 2016

One of the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest seasonal populations of killer whales or orcas have begun congregating at the Bremer Bay canyon in Western Australia.

Listen to the radio interview taken at sea and join us on the briney talking about this ocean wonder!

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SPECTACULAR UNDERWATER VIDEO OF KILLER WHALES FROLICKING OFF BREMER BAY

The West Australian, August 2016

This footage captured off Bremer Bay is helping WA researchers learn more about killer whales, but for the rest of us it’s just fun to watch.

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ORCAS SEEN HUNTING AND KILLING RARE WHALES FOR THE FIRST TIME

New Scientist, December 2016

Killer whales off Australia have been seen killing and eating rare beaked whales – a behaviour never observed before.

 

BLACK AND WHITE A REAL DELIGHT

The West Australian, February 2016

Huge six-tonne orcas repeatedly launched out of the water close to the boat before smashing back into the Southern Ocean.

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RESEARCHERS LISTEN TO WHALE CALLS

ALBANY ADVERTISER/ THE WEST AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER, January 2016

An article on a research trip onboard RV Whale Song with Centre for Whale Research, researching cetaceans, specifically killer whales and pilot whales.

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KILLER ENCOUNTERS

SCOOP MAGAZINE, SPRING 2015

An article on the Naturaliste charters run out of small, sleepy seaside town Bremer Bay to see the unique aggregation of killer whales here in southern Western Australia.

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UNLOCKING THE LANGUAGE OF KILLER WHALES

PERTH NEWS. September 2015

An article detailing the PhD research undertaken by Rebecca Wellard on the acoustics of killer whales in Australian waters.

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KILLER WHALE ACOUSTIC RESEARCH ON THE RADIO

ABC RADIO, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 9 September 2015

Interviewed on ABC Radio by Di Darmody, Rebecca Wellard talks about the new research being done on the acoustics of killer whales here in Australian waters.

CURTIN ORCA-STRATES VITAL KILLER WHALE RESEARCH

September 2015

Curtin University’s media release for the first paper ever published on the killer whale acoustics here in Australian waters. This article was published in PlosOne Paper:

Wellard, R., Erbe, C., Fouda, L., & Blewitt, M. (2015). Vocalisations of Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in the Bremer Canyon, Western Australia. PLoS One, 10(9), e0136535.

ORCA CALLS RECORDED OFF BREMER BAY

Albany Advertiser, September 2015

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Thousands of orca calls recorded in a marine hotspot off the coast of Bremer Bay are hoped to shed light on the species population, distribution and behaviour. Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology research scientist Rebecca Wellard visited the Bremer Canyon during the seasonal aggregation of marine life over the past two summers and talks here about her recent research.

 AUSTRALIAN TOWN A KILLER PLACE TO SEE ORCAS

The Australian Geographic, June 2015

Killer whales in Australia and the unique place you can see them.Australian Geographic internet

BREMER CANYON TURNS ON ORCA FEAST
The West Australian, April 2015

The amazing diversity of marine life found at
field site Bremer Canyon.

.West Australian 2015 Bremer C turns on orca feast

WA WHALE PUZZLE TO BE PROBED 

The West Australian, February 2015

Deploying a noise logger into the Bremer Canyon is exciting stuff!

A REAL ANIMAL ATTRACTION

The West Australian, March 2014

Feature article in the West Australian Weekend detailing the first research expedition undertaken in 2014. This was my first field trip out to the Canyon dedicated to collecting both visual and acoustic data on the killer whales.

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OUT OF THE BLUE, ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, KILLER WHALES CONVERGE TO FEAST

The Guardian, February 2015

In the first of a series of special reports on extraordinary marine environments under threat, Guardian Australia’s ocean correspondent visits a ‘pinprick’ in the Southern Ocean where, once a year, a jaw-dropping wonder of nature takes place.

 

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