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Moon spotted with new calf

Say hello to the Swan River’s newest arrival! 👋🐬

We are pleased to announce that our resident Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin population has welcomed a newborn calf! The youngster was spotted a few days ago alongside its mother, Moon, more than a year after she sadly lost her previous calf as a result of an entanglement.

Also spotted enthusiastically leaping out of the water this week was six-year-old Djinda, one of Moon’s previous calves and sister to the newborn calf!

To find out more about our Dolphin Watch program and the Swan Canning Riverpark’s resident dolphin population, check out our Dolphin Watch project.

Photos by Krista Nicholson, @Murdoch University