Date(s) - 29/03/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come and learn about the dolphins living in the Peel-Harvey Estuary from research scientists and experienced community dolphin watchers. You will find out how to identify the individual dolphins that live in our estuary and about their behaviours, and learn how to report your sightings when you’re out and about on or around our waterways.
Dolphin Watch is a collaborative citizen science research and education project developed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) together with Murdoch and Edith Cowan Universities in 2009 to help learn more about the bottlenose dolphins residing in Perth (Swan Canning Riverpark) and Mandurah (Peel-Harvey Estuary).
In this free training session for new dolphin watchers you will hear from the Estuary Guardians team and scientists from the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, Murdoch University and DBCA about the Peel-Harvey Estuary and the dolphins that call it home, including how to identify individuals and the behaviours you’re observing.
By attending this event you’ll become a fully trained Dolphin Watch volunteer and can report your observations using a smartphone app and help contribute to the research being undertaken on the Mandurah dolphin population. You will also receive a free copy of the latest ‘fin guide’ to identify our local dolphins, which has been developed and refined over the last few years from the original fin book developed by high school students at John Tonkin College.
Come and enjoy a yummy supper and mingle with like minded people who care about our environment and want to help protect our dolphins. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please note: This training session is for new participants who haven’t yet attended Dolphin Watch training.
A light supper will be provided, capacity limited and bookings essential please. Get in quick to register as these training sessions usually book out quickly!