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Eyes of a Dolphin

dolphin eyesight

Dolphins rely on their eyesight to avoid predators and to find food, which is essential for their survival. Combined with their excellent eyesight and sonar like system to process visual information underwater – called echolocation, dolphins have a great advantage in the ocean compared to other marine life that rely on sight only.

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Mandurah’s matriarch

We would like to introduce to you two of Mandurah’s resident dolphins – Nikki and John Edwards.  They are both easily recognisable with their distinct dorsal fins.  From a distance they may look similar with the same shaped fin but if you look closely you can see the difference.  You may have seen them in …

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Christmas Lights Cruise – SPECIAL OFFERS!

Christmas Lights Cruise

Here’s our recommendations on where to eat & play, shop & stay and SPECIAL OFFERS for Christmas Lights Cruise guests. To redeem the special offers present you booking confirmation or boarding pass (ticket) to the participating businesses. All offers are valid 1st December 2018 to 6th January 2019 (some date exclusions may apply).

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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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