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Steve Irwin began crocodile research in the 1980s. His capture and study techniques remain the world's best to this day.
Today, Australia Zoo, in partnership with the University of Queensland (UQ) and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, are making monumental strides in the field of crocodilian research and conservation. This world renowned research project includes:
- Capturing, tagging and tracking crocodiles in the Wenlock River with GPS Satellite transmitters
- Monitoring crocodile behaviour, their position and physiology
- Vital research uncovering the distances crocodiles move, their ability to return to their habitat after relocation and revolutionary findings on their ability to remain submerged, and their behaviour during flood events
- Findings critical to managing the co-existence of crocodiles and people
Research Information & Photos
Satellite Tracking of Estuarine Crocodiles
During August 2010, thirteen estuarine crocodiles were captured in the Wenlock River and fitted with GPS-Satellite transmitters. These transmitters record the animal's position and are accurate to less than 10 m. Data are transmitted by satellite back to our laboratory, where they are converted and displayed on Google Earth.
This research is a collaboration between The University of Queensland and Australia Zoo. It is supported by funding from an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, Australia Zoo and a donation from Greg Norman.
Sponsor A Croc!
Sponsor a crocodile and get exclusive naming rights to one of the crocs caught on our next research trip. For more information about sponsoring and naming your own crocodile download the PDF.
You can get involved and make a difference by sponsoring our Crocodile Conservation Project
If you'd like to help our croc research team in 2013, we need donations of non-perishable food, beverages, toilet paper, soap, and more!
To send donated items: Australia Zoo, C/O Shelley Lyon, 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah QLD 4519.
Contact Australia Zoo for more information if you'd like to make a donation. Financial donations to Wildlife Warriors also help, and are tax-deductible!