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Mandurah’s Freeze Branded Dolphins

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You may have noticed that some of Mandurah’s dolphins have faint numbers on their fins.  Many years ago when dolphins stranded here in Mandurah, freeze branding was the method used to help identify and keep track of the dolphins.  Mandurah has been identified as a dolphin stranding hot spot,  with the Peel-Harvey area being so …

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Male Dolphin Alliances in Mandurah

Male dolphin Alliance

Dolphins are known to be highly social and intelligent animals that display complex behaviours.  It is no surprise that outside of humans the most complex social groups and structures have been found in bottlenose dolphins. Specific research supporting this has been done on a population of dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia and similar behaviours …

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Mandurah Cruises Earns 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Mandurah Cruises

We are excited to announce that Mandurah Cruises has received the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that have earned outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Mandurah Cruises was proud to have received exceptional feedback from clients reviewing our cruises and tours.

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Lucky Escape

Our dolphins here in Mandurah have each been named and are identified by their unique dorsal fin characteristics, such as the shape and notches.  There are several ways they can get these notches in their fins – from playing and fighting with each other, fishing line entanglements and from encounters with sharks.

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Count to shore up global bird population

Shorebird 2020 Count

Armed with binoculars and telescopes, our crew recently spent the day counting. Counting shorebirds that is, as part of the national ‘Shorebirds 2020’ monitoring and conservation program. The initiative plays a crucial part in the Peel-Yalgorup Wetland’s* recognition as a site of ‘international significance’ under the Ramsar Convention

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Dolphin Birth an Australian First

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In what dolphin experts say is an Australian first and possibly only the second episode in the world, the birth of a baby dolphin in the wild has been caught on camera in Mandurah, Western Australia. This rare event was first spotted by Mandurah Cruises’ staff, giving crew members and 30 lucky guests a rare and unexpected experience.

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Mandurah Dolphin Birth Captured on Camera

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On Wednesday 11th April 2018 a wild dolphin birth was observed and captured on camera by Mandurah Cruises & the Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group. To witness a dolphin giving birth (in the wild) is extremely rare, this being only the second occasion ever documented in the world. The day started out just like any other …

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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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