The Dolphins of Monkey Mia
The story of Monkey Mia and our world famous dolphins goes back many, many years. In 1982 the American researchers, Richard Connor and Rachel Smolker, visited Monkey Mia and discovered a small group of wild bottlenose dolphins that would swim to the shoreline to be fed by humans nearly every day. Since then, visitors from all over the world have been flocking to Monkey Mia to experience these beautiful creatures for themselves.
Today, the Monkey Mia Dolphin Experience is managed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, along with a team of researchers who monitor the experience and provide guidance to the team of friendly rangers.
At the RAC, we have been proud supporters of dolphin research at Monkey Mia for over a decade and, as a visitor, you get to play a part, too. The small fee you pay to enter the reserve goes directly to our dolphin interaction program.
Why not come and have a look for yourself?
Nowhere else in the world can you interact with dolphins in the wild on an almost daily basis. In the last five years, the dolphins of Monkey Mia have only missed four days.
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