Dolphin Report

Sunshine Coast visitor Lauren Brown feeding the dolphins on her 40th birthday.

Sunshine Coast visitor Lauren Brown feeding the dolphins on her 40th birthday.

What a wonderful time at the Dolphin Centre with most of the dolphins visiting each day. Of course, during the school holidays we were very busy and the crowds are now starting to thin out.

Little ‘Luna’ has had a couple of small shark bites on his body between the dorsal fin and tail. He was a lucky little dolphin and seems to have suffered no permanent damage. As a result his mum, ‘Aussie’, is very protective of him and doesn’t let him get too far away from her care.  The two calves are very playful and it’s great for the visitors to see them breaching out of the water and chasing each other.

‘Harmony’ is still coming in, though not every day. ‘Patch’ of course has been visiting less frequently because of this. Great to see ‘Patch’ with ‘Mystique’ visiting together with the two females before the interloper arrives. ‘Mystique’ seems to tolerate ‘Harmony’ so we are not sure what the relationship is between them.

Come on down to the centre,

Norma Sanderson

Volunteer Co-ordinator