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
She is one of our very regular beach dolphins, often visiting our Interaction Zone and enthralling our guests. Born in 2007 by mum Levy.
Levy was born in 1994. Levy and her calves often visit and enthrall our guests in our Beach Interaction Zone.
Cracker is one of our regular visitors to the Interaction Zone and also brings in her calves. Especially during pregnancy she shows a strong connection to our volunteers and visitors showing her belly by turning her whole body in front of people.
Calypso is the calf of Shanty and is often very inquisitive with guests on our Swim Tours. Although she is only a very occasional visitor to the Interaction Zone, she comes very close to people and often stays for quite long periods of time, sometimes when older brother Osho is visiting.
Osho is the son of Shanty born in April 1998, he loves interacting with guests on our swim tours and often playfully acts out to underwater cameras!
Scout is our fabulous Swim and Eco Tour star. She is mainly seen out around the Cut since we first met her in 2004 as a juvenile. Scout is a great mum. She has four healthy calves in the Bay, Hunter, Ranger, Decoy and Ambush. In February 2022, just a week after giving birth to little Ambush, her oldest daughter Hunter gave birth to Scout’s first grandchild, Tracker.
The first recorded sighting of Tipex was in 2002 as a juvenile and she is often seen around the Cut and in the Estuary particularly through the winter months due to the abundance of fish. She is a fantastic mother and grandmother and is often seen on the Eco Tours and is a favourite, often interacting with guests on the Swim Tours.
Steps for Adoption
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Types of Adoption
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