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Please help us to continue, Education, Conservation and of course Research!!!! https://www.gofundme.com/dolphinresearch  or donate through Paypal. All donations are welcome and truly appreciated. We are in dire need of a new Research Boat Motor, read more to see how you can help....
We should start by mentioning that you may have heard that we were successful in obtaining our funding for the Redevelopment of the DDC.  Please note that this funding cannot be used on anything but the building of this redevelopment.  That purchases such as a new boat motor has to come from external sources.  So while it might look like we have loads of money - we in reality do not.
The Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury, Western Australia partners with Murdoch University to run a research program based on the wild dolphins of Koombana Bay and its surrounding waters.  Unfortunately our research boat engine has failed after extended use and we are desperate to replace it so we can continue our research programs. As a not for profit community organisation we struggle to maintain our programs and simply do not have the money to replace our engine without your support. Our research program has been running for ten years with its main focus being a Dolphin Population Viability Analysis. This highly regarded research program is looking into a range of issues with the  aim of understanding seasonal movement patterns, genetics and ultimately the viability of the Bunbury dolphins and the environment that sustains them. The Koombana Bay resident dolphin population totals about 50 animals with another 100+ dolphins visiting throughout the year, particularly during the summer. Our research supports our education programs and our work towards the conserving of these amazing mammals. In order for the volunteers, students and staff  to continue their research, we need the boat for undertaking research transects across our marine area. A new installed engine will cost cost a scary $16,000 and we have secured $6,000 but do not have the additional $10,000 we need to be able to continue our research program. This is where you come in to the picture… Please help us to continue, Education, Conservation and of course Research!!!! https://www.gofundme.com/dolphinresearch  or donate through Paypal. All donations are welcome and truly appreciated.

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