Thursday, 29 December 2011

Tin Can Bay: snack time for dolphins

There used to be plenty of dugongs around here before the forestry commission plied the land with petro chemicals. These leached into the water and 600-700 dugongs were washed up on these shores.

Ever since an injured dolphin was nursed back to life here in the 50s, they have been swimming out into Hervey Bay and squeaking to their mates about the free food in Tin Can Bay. They're now on the 3rd generation of Indo-Pacific Hump back dolphins.


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