Author archive: Marianna

Dolphin Diary – April 2016

Dolphin Diary - April 2016

DOLPHIN DIARY APRIL 2016   Hi Everyone,   BOW RIDING AND WAKE RIDING One of my favourite things to do at the Port is to watch the ships and tugs travel up and down the river. This is not because I am interested in the ships or tugs but because I am hoping to see…

Dolphin Diary – March 2016

Dolphin Diary - March 2016

DOLPHIN DIARY MARCH 2016   Hi Everyone,   It was great to see Bianca Tail walking again during the month. We first saw Bianca tail walking several years ago and since then have seen her tail walk on several occasions. She does not tail walk as often as Billie and Wave used to but it…

Dolphin Diary – February 2016

Dolphin Diary - February 2016

DOLPHIN DIARY FEBRUARY 2016   Hi Everyone,   NEW BABIES   The calf at outer harbor reported last month appears to be swimming very well.   Since then there have been a few more reports of new calves. There was a calf sighted swimming near an adult dolphin named Pepette. Unfortunately Pepette has since been…

Dolphin Diary – January 2016

Dolphin Diary - January 2016

DOLPHIN DIARY JANUARY 2016   Hi Everyone, What a great way to start the year – A new baby at Outer Harbor, lots of action and play from our residents and most exciting of all we have a New tail walker!   NEW TAIL WALKER   The Port River Dolphins are very unique and continue…

Dolphin Diary December 2015

Dolphin Diary December 2015

  DOLPHIN DIARY DECEMBER 2015   Hi Everyone,   I hope you have all had a great start to the year. Hunter appears to have had a great start to 2016. He started the year with some spectacular jumps.     This Dolphin Diary is dedicated to “Jumper”. December started on a very sad note…

Dolphin Diary – November 2015

Dolphin Diary - November 2015

DOLPHIN DIARY NOVEMBER 2015 Hi Everyone, This Dolphin Diary is dedicated to “Unhap”. Unhap was one of our beautiful resident dolphins, easily recognised by the many notches in his fin and well known for his unique fishing behaviour. Sadly Unhap’s body was found washed up on the beach at Mutton Cove on the 12th November…

Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Forum

The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary was created 10 years ago and to celebrate a special forum was held yesterday (20/11/2015) Speakers for the event included Mr Ian Hunter (Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation), Dr Mike Bossley, Sam Gaylard (EPA), Tony Flaherty, Donna Martin (ADS Action Group), Phil Doddridge (Adventure Kayaking), Declan Andrews (WDC), Junior Dolphin…

Dolphin Diary – September and October 2015

Dolphin Diary - September and October 2015

DOUBLE DOLPHIN DIARY SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2015   Hi Everyone, Due to the early arrival of my daughter Lily at the beginning of October I didn’t get a chance to post September’s dolphin diary so I have included both the September and October diaries together.     This Dolphin Diary is dedicated to one of…

Dolphin Diary August 2015

Dolphin Diary August 2015

DOLPHIN DIARY AUGUST 2015   Hi Everyone,   On the 13th August we noticed another one of our resident dolphins, “Unhap” with a fishing line entanglement. Volunteers Sharon Sharp and Donna-Louise Martin kept watch from the land while Dr Mike Bossley and I headed out on the water to assess the situation.  Thankfully Unhap managed…

Dolphin Diary July 2015

Dolphin Diary July 2015

DOLPHIN & WHALE DIARY JULY 2015   Hi Everyone, The most exciting event of the month was the large visitor that ventured into the Port River on Saturday July 18th. I had just left the Port when Dr Mike Bossley phoned to say there were reports of a whale in the river.  I thought, ‘wow…

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