How can I get involved?
Dolphin Watch is open to anyone. A free training event is run in each region (Perth, Mandurah and Broome) annually and volunteers (Dolphin Watchers) learn how to record their observations using the Marine Fauna Sightings app on their smartphone.
Volunteers learn basic observation techniques and how to ‘observe but not disturb’, in keeping with regulations in the Biodiversity Conservation Act (2016) and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations (2018) and protocols for marine mammal interaction.
Dolphin Watchers make a valuable contribution to Murdoch and Edith Cowan universities scientific research, while gaining skills and networking with others involved in caring for our marine, estuarine and freshwater river environments.
When you subscribe to the River Guardian's newsletter you will receive invitations to events and activities including Dolphin Watch training.