Volunteer for the dolphins

Norma Sanderson, Dolphin Volunteer Coordinator

With school holidays over the number of visitors has reduced, however there are still a lot of people travelling throughout Queensland and supporting regional attractions.

Mystique has been missing now for three months, so it is probably unlikely he will return as Harmony seems to have taken over as the dominant male. We hope Mystique is strutting up the Straits gathering a new family.

During the past few months visitors have had to step-toe through rocks on the beach as the big tides swallowed up our sand. But on Monday, sand was dredged up into Dolphin Cove so visitors now have to climb up the sand hills. It is starting to settle well so hopefully we will have sand for a few months.

The Dolphin Centre is an important education program to teach the young and old about the plight of our sea creatures from pollution within the waterways. We are really lucky within the Tin Can Bay Inlet that fishermen and boaties have been responsible people and not allow plastics and other rubbish to enter the waterways, though occasionally we do collect an empty plastic bait bag which has apparently blown out of a boat. Please make sure items are secure and do not enter the waterways. 

I appreciate all the contributions our volunteers have made and some may take a break from time to time, so it is then we require backup. Thank you to those residents who have indicated to become volunteers. Training is given before commencement.

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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