Dolphins enjoying our school holiday visitors

Bring your visitors to meet our friendly local Australian Humpback Dolphins

Bring your visitors to meet our friendly local Australian Humpback Dolphins

Norma Sanderson – Dolphin Volunteer Coordinator

We do hope you introduce our dolphins to your visitors during the rest of the school holidays if you haven’t already.

The dolphins have been very regular in their visits and during the school holidays we have certainly had our hands full in maintaining the Covid restrictions.

During this pandemic the dolphins are oblivious of our concerns as feeding is monitored and carried out as per normal (especially spraying of hands with an antiseptic before handling the fish). These steps are taken to make sure the dolphins are safe from any of our viruses.

It is also an important education program to inform the young and old about the plight of our sea creatures from pollution within the waterways and the effects of human viruses on them.

We volunteers wear masks during the proceedings as we cannot always social distance. So if you cannot social distance, please wear a mask. This procedure is to keep you safe and the rest of the public safe.

Patch and Harmony have taken up the challenge and are occasionally bringing in gifts so as to receive a fish or to show off in front of the female dolphins. It is really comical to see these antics.

Thank you to those residents who have indicated their wish to become volunteers. Our two new volunteers Barb and Maree are an asset to our group.

Training is given before commencement. If you think you could help out please phone me on 0439 075 271 so I can arrange an interview.

Remember if you are a resident of the area you are welcome to the Centre and have free admission, only paying for feeding if you wish to participate.

We open at 7am and have viewing of the dolphins until around 7.45am.  This gives visitors a chance to hear all about the history and attributes of our Australian Humpback Dolphins. Photographing is welcomed.

See you there.

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