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Dolphin Watch Broome - Training event and Boat Cruise

Join us for our Dolphin Big Days Out and help scientists learn more about the snubfin dolphin population in Roebuck Bay.

Step 1: Attend our free training event at Broome Lotteries House on Monday 2 May 2022, from 6.00 - 7.30pm and:

• find out more about snubfin dolphins
• learn how to identify individual dolphins with your free copy of FinBook
• learn how to document your observations using our new smartphone app

Step 2: Dolphin Watch Big Dolphin Day Out

Use your knowledge gained during the theory training to identify dolphins while cruising through the beautiful Yawuru Nagulagun / Roebuck Bay Marine Park.
Date: Wednesday 4 May 2022* or Sunday 8 May 2022* (*dates subject to the weather)

Time: Morning (exact time to be confirmed)  Departure point: To be confirmed

Please bring: hat, water, sunscreen, smartphone.

Please note that you have to be a registered Dolphin Watch volunteer to be involved in this event and space on the boat is limited so please RSVP ASAP.

To register, please email us your Name, Email address and Phone Number to community@dbca.wa.gov.au

Newborn calves in the Riverpark!

Three of our resident female dolphins have recently been spotted with newborns! The research team at Coastal and Estuarine Dolphin Project captured these beautiful images of Daniele and Dunedoo with their new calves in early Feb, with Eden spotted with her calf just last week. 

Mortality rate among calves is quite high, so we are urging the public to help give them the best chance of survival by:
🐬slowing down and following speed limits when out on the water
🐬keeping your distance if you see them, though it is tempting to get a closer look please give them space!
🐬Discarding fishing waste IN THE BIN or take it home with you
🐬Picking up rubbish, fishing line, hooks etc. wherever you see it!

If you see these precious newborns, or any of our resident dolphins, don't forget to record your sightings in the Marine Fauna Sighings App. More info can be found here

 

Photos by Delphine Chabanne 

Dolphin Watch sundowner cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 here in Perth, we have decided to cancel tomorrow's planned Dolphin Watch  Sundowner at Bicton Park.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will look to hold another sundowner event when it's safe to do so.

In the meantime, please continue to enjoy the Swan Canning Riverpark while exercising the appropriate caution, and keep the Dolphin Watch reports coming in!

Volunteers needed Reel it in bins

We are looking for volunteers to adopt fishing line bins in Peppermint Grove, South Peth (Como Beach Jetty) and Bassendean. We are also in need of a volunteer for Point Walter Jetty (City of Melville).  Adopting a bin simply means emptying it on a regular basis. These bins help to remove fishing line and other waste from our waterways but we cannot do it without the help of our dedicated volunteers! 

By registering as a volunteer for the Reel it in campaign, you will be provided with the training and equipment needed to audit a local fishing line bin. This opportunity provides a great way to care for and look after your local environment.

If you are interested in adopting a bin and want more information head to our Reel it in page. To register your interest please email us at community@dbca.wa.gov.au.

 

School Holiday Fun!

Dolphin School Holiday Fun!

This season we brought Junior Dolphin Watch to the community at Burswood Park and Mandurah. Our little Dolphin Watchers learnt all about the resident population of dolphins living in the Swan-Canning Riverpark and Mandurah waters, and discovered the best ways they can protect them. We can't wait to be back next school holidays! You can stay up-to-date with the school holiday program by subscribing to the Know Your Patch newsletter here