Mandurah Dolphin Blog

All the latest news about our Mandurah dolphins

Read all about Western Australia’s best wild dolphin population here on our Mandurah Dolphin Blog. Feel free to comment and ask questions on any of our stories for our dolphin experts to answer. We work very closely with the Mandurah Dolphin Research Project as well as the Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group to monitor the health and wellbeing of our local dolphin population. Collectively, we share our observations, reporting on any new arrivals or areas of concern.  We have the greatest respect for, and never lose sight of the fact that, Mandurah dolphins are wild creatures. We are just so lucky they are naturally curious and playful animals who are very happy to share their life with us. If you are interested in being one of the first to know what’s happening with our Mandurah dolphins, simply subscribe to our newsletter by entering your details at the bottom of the page.

A Dolphin’s Dinner

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A dolphin’s diet consists predominantly of fish, caught by chasing them and rounding them up with their group. They are also opportunistic feeders who catch what they can, when they can and so, Mandurah’s dolphins have developed some complex techniques to find and catch food that is unique to their habitat.

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Topnotch is a mum again!

There was much excitement this week when resident dolphin Topnotch turned up with her newborn calf, Carter.  Topnotch is often seen in town and was first sighted with her calf early this week on our Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruise.

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6 Newborn Dolphins in Mandurah

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The calving season has well and truly started here in Mandurah with 6 newborn calves sighted over the last two months. The first calf was spotted in early January, the mum being ‘Christmas’ who is often seen in town.

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Christmas Gives Birth to Mandurah’s 1st Calf of 2018!

What a way to end our Christmas Lights Cruise season with one of our favourite dolphins Christmas giving birth to a calf! First sighted by Mandurah Cruises tour guide and dolphin expert Martin on 6th January, it was believed to be only a day or 2 old. Resident town dolphin Christmas has joined us for most

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Meet Mandurah’s 2nd Newborn for 2018

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Meet our second dolphin for the season – ‘DC’. Mandurah Dolphin Research Project and Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group announced the name of the youngster. “DC is named after Doug Coughran, a long serving senior wildlife officer (now retired) with the government. Doug has attended, responded to, and advised on Mandurah dolphin strandings and entanglements for decades.

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