Dolphin Watch Roebuck Bay
For thousands of years, Yawuru people have lived along the foreshores of Roebuck Bay. Roebuck Bay is also known as Yawuru Nagulagun, which means Yawuru sea country, and is a place of exceptional value.
In Roebuck Bay, the population size of snubfin dolphins is estimated to be 130, making it the largest known population in the Kimberley region.
This population is thought to reside in the Yawuru Nagulagun / Roebuck Bay Marine Park and Kimberley Ports Authority waters and occasionally, visit surrounding areas such as Cable Beach.
During their life they get scars, nicks and notches on their dorsal fin which can be used as natural tags to tell individual dolphins apart. This means we can build profiles of individuals including calving and preferred associates.
Each snubfin dolphin has a distinct dorsal fin located on the top of its body. This identification guide includes photographs of many of the snubfin dolphins that have been observed in Roebuck Bay.