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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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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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New Crayfishing Experience Launches in Mandurah

Wild Seafood Experience

With an abundant crayfish population offshore, Mandurah’s commercial fishermen have long exported this seafood delicacy overseas to foreign consumers. Now, Mandurah Cruises is bringing these consumers here, offering crayfish tours to international and domestic

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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

Mandurah Dolphins

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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