Adopt A Dolphin

The Dolphin Discovery Centre’s Adopt a Dolphin Program supports the conservation of dolphins and the broader marine environment.

Bottlenose Dolphins are found in Australian waters and in many oceans worldwide. By adopting one of our Koombana Bay dolphins you are assisting our organisation to monitor and protect these wonderful marine mammals. Your contribution will help us to increase our public education programs, provide safe interaction with humans and support our research and study programs.

Bottlenose Dolphins and all marine mammals globally face increasing pressure from human activities, so despite numbers being abundant, we must remain vigilant. With increased public awareness about dolphins and marine conservation, we have a greater chance of ensuring their sustainability.

By adopting a Koombana Bay Bottlenose Dolphin, not only do you have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference, but you will also receive gifts of appreciation according to the level of your contribution.

Choose Your Dolphin

Rescue dolphin named Cracker swimming in ocean

Name: Cracker

Status: Available for adoption

Cracker is identified by the distinctive nick in the rear edge of her dorsal fin, along with the slightly jagged dorsal tip. Usually, the fin nicks we identify the dolphins by change over time, but Cracker's dorsal fin has stayed the same since the first photo we took of her in 2002.
Cracker gave birth to a calf in April 2022 named Pretzel, and is often seen with the other females from the maternal group, including, Levy, and Eclipse, spending quality mum and baby time together within the safety of the shallow waters of Leschenault Estuary.

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Rescue dolphin named Levy jumping out of ocean

Name: Levy

Status: Available for adoption

Levy was first sighted as a newborn in Koombana Bay with her mother, Thin Fin, in October 1994. All of Levy’s calves have astronomical names such as Eclipse, Twilight & Aurora. Her current calf, Vela is in her 2nd year and thriving with her Mum and the Koombana Bay maternal group.

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Rescue dolphin named Eclipse jumping out of ocean

Name: Eclipse

Status: Available for adoption

She is one of our very regular beach dolphins, often visiting our Interaction Zone and enthralling our guests. March 2022, Eclipse has given birth to her second 4th generation calf, and this little bub has been named Meeka. She has been showing her new baby off at the beach in our interaction zone and the pair have been often seen on our Eco and Swim tours.

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Rescue dolphin named Calypso swimming in ocean

Name: Calypso

Status: Available for adoption

Calypso was born in 2007. She is the daughter of Shanty, who was the “Matriarch of Koombana Bay”. Calypso was an inquisitive, lively little calf, who has matured into a gentle young adult. in 2020 Calypso amazed us by giving birth to her first calf, Reggae, right beside our Eco Cruise boat during a tour!

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Name: Osho

Status: Available for adoption

Osho has a powerful triangular shaped dorsal fin with a large nick located halfway down the back edge. This nick is the result of a bite from another dolphin when he was a youngster.
He also loves interacting with our guests on our Swim Tours and Eco Cruises. He is usually very playful, diving and circling amongst the swimmers and showing off in front of our visitors with flicks of his tail and small jumps.

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Name: Scout

Status: Available for adoption

Scout is our fabulous Swim and Eco Tour star. She is mainly seen out around the Cut and can be easily recognized as she has a dorsal fin nick halfway down the back edge. This nick has a distinctive tag or tail hanging off the lower edge. She has become very familiar with our boat, often swimming up close to give guests a really great visual experience.

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Name: Tipex

Status: Available for adoption

Tipex is easily identified by her distinctive dorsal fin, which has a large nick in the lower half of the trailing edge and scarring up the front of the leading edge.
Tipex is often seen on the Eco Tours and is a favourite, often interacting with guests on the Swim Tours.

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Rescue dolphin named Shanty swimming in ocean Shanty
Rescue dolphin named Shredder swimming in ocean Shredder
Rescue dolphin named Eclipse swimming in ocean Eclipse
Rescue dolphin named Levy swimming in ocean Levy
Rescue dolphin named Osho swimming in ocean Osho
Rescue dolphin named Calypso swimming in ocean Calypso

Steps for Adoption

Steps for adoption
1. Choose a dolphin
2. Click through and fill out form
3. Promote your cause

Types of Adoption

We have a range of adoption packages to suit all budgets.

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