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Dolphin Watch patron Prof. Lyn Beazley congratulates Dolphin Watchers

Patron of the Dolphin Watch project, Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE has acknowledged the amazing contribution of Dolphin Watch volunteers in a special video that aired at Dolphin Watch Day on 5 September.

The special event celebrated the 10-year anniversary of one of the Dolphin Watch project - one of Australia's leading Citizen Science initiatives.

Since being launched in 2009, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' has trained more than 1,000 volunteers in Perth to help monitor the movements of the 20-25 resident Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins that call the Swan Canning river system home.

Watch Lyn's special thank you video here.

The event, which was attended by the Minsiter for Environment, Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, was also used to recognise the special efforts of a few Dolphin Watch volunteers that have gone over and above to help make the project a success.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Outstanding Service Awards, Mrs Jennie Hunt, Mr Robert Broadway and Mrs Susan Harper!