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Dolphin Updates around the Riverpark

Latest news from Coastal & Estuarine Dolphin Project seasonal monitoring on the resident dolphins in the Swan Canning Riverpark


🐬A new calf was born to Panuni, who is mainly observed in the lower reaches of the estuary and the Inner Harbour of Fremantle, was seen with her new calf for the first time. Her calf would have been born within the last month.
🐬All the resident dolphins were seen, except two. With several calves born this year (including to Eden and Daniele), we now count 22 resident dolphins in the Swan Canning Riverpark with 2 others, Hugs and her calf, spending lots of their time with them.
🐬Early in April, Dunedoo was seen without her calf, also born earlier this year. A member of the public found the remains of her calf a week ago during a low tide. Unfortunately, and as expected, it was too decomposed to gain further information on the cause of death.

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