Monkey Mia Dolphins

Aug25

Monkey Mia Dolphins

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More than 2,000 dolphins inhabit Shark Bay and about 200 live in the waters around Monkey Mia. Due to strict management regulations for the ongoing welfare of the dolphins only 5 adult female dolphins are fed at Monkey Mia.

Established in 1992, Monkey Mia is the number one behavioural research site in the world for bottlenose dolphins and tiger sharks and often works in collaboration with the West Australian Government. Dolphin research includes male association, female to calf association and juveniles.

The Resort has provided hosted accommodation for film crews from numerous programs including National Geographic and the Discovery Channel and has also accommodated the filming of the Blue Planet while it produced a documentary on Shark Bay with David Attenborough.

The Resort 100% supports the world leading research conducted off the beaches of Monkey Mia.

Since its humble beginnings, research has developed hugely at Monkey Mia, and to this day we still host and support a team of dolphin researchers under the direction of Dr. Janet Mann, a professor of Georgetown University, USA Hundreds of dolphins are surveyed and cataloged each year, they survey their behavior, ecology, genetics, development, communication, social structure, predators and pray, providing a huge insight into dolphin life. All of this research is accomplished non-invasively without tagging or capturing the dolphins

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