For generations, our bays have served as crucial nurseries for dolphins, providing shelter, food and a safe place to birth and raise calves. Just this year alone, at least seven new calves have been born in Port Phillip Bay!
Dolphins are curious and may approach you. If they do, slow down and enjoy the experience!
It’s remarkable to share our marine backyards with these animals; they deserve a fair go. That’s why the Dolphin Research Institute is asking boaters to commit to Dolphin Distancing this summer.
Dolphin Distancing is about committing to being respectful around our dolphins and giving them space on the water.
It’s easy - don’t approach dolphins closer than 100m (boats including paddled vessels), 300m (jet skis) and 30m (swimmers).
You can help us show boaters how it’s done by making your commitment here and receiving a sticker to proudly display on your vessel: www.dolphinresearch.org.au/commit-to-dolphin-distancing/
Please report any offences to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on 136 186.