Thursday, July 2, 2009
Monkey Mia - 25th June 2009
One of the most well known wildlife experiences on this part of the coast is the feeding of wild dolphins that regularly visit the shore of Monkey Mia. Starting in the 1960s, this activity is now fully controlled by the state Department of Conservation, meaning that hopefully this can continue for generations of dolphins to come, with no harm done to them. The dolphins turn up like clockwork (or even early on the morning we were at Monkey Mia), with up to three talks by a ranger each morning that each culminate in the feeding of the non-infant dolphins some fish by eager tourists. Thanks to David, I got choosen - although I was so engrossed in feeding my fish to the dolphin properly that I forgot to turn around for a photo!