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Adopt a Turtle

Every year turtles big and small wash up on South West beaches, usually after storms which throw the young turtles out of their journey via the Leeuwin Current.  The Dolphin Discovery Centre plays an integral part in their well being and recovery to ultimately rehabilitate and then release the turtles back into the warmer waters off Exmouth WA.

We feed and house these turtles at our own cost for months at a time and would love to have you help us out.

For us humans it’s a bit hard to tell one turtle from another so when we rescue them we use a system of coloured fingernail polish markings so that we can track individual health, feeding program and data collection during their time with us. This does not harm the turtle at all and wears off and has to be replaced every few days.

We have a Corporate Adopt a Turtle Project, where your business can be actively involved in adopting a specific turtle.  Or you can just donate to the overall project.

Corporate Iconicon For more information on the The Leeuwin Current - pdf Click here to read about SQUIRTS STORY - pdf See Squirt Tracking Info - pdf

From Our Blog

How will you celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th? Why not join us here at the Dolphin Discovery Centre. Entry will be FREE for everyone on the day and include kids story time with Louie the Dolphin

Hi All, Saturday was a very hot, summery day and when we arrived at the DDC Levy and Aurora were already in the Interaction Zone and spent a good hour with our Visitors & Volunteers. Anyone that wants

VOLUNTEER JOHNS BLOG Had another fantastic day last Saturday at the Dolphin Discovery Centre! I drove in along the ocean drive and, as I glanced at the beautiful ocean and sunny blue sky, I thought