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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Rare Indio-Pacific Humpback Dolphins at Tin Can Bay - 20th January 2014

During our family holiday to Tin Can Bay, we visited the well known Tin Can Bay Dolphin Centre.  The Centre is located at the Boat Ramp at Norman Point, Tin Can Bay, Queensland, and is one of the few places where you can witness and interact with the rare wild Indio-Pacific Humpback Dolphins.

Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin at Tin Can Bay 20/01/2014


Dolphin Feeding at Tin Can Bay is regulated by the Queensland Government and local residents have been interacting and hand-feeding a small number of Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins in the area for over 30 years.  This practice is somewhat controversial and was reviewed again recently by the Queensland Government in 2013.  See article here...

Hand-Feeding the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins at Tin Can Bay

Hand-Feeding the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins at Tin Can Bay

Norman Point, Tin Can Bay, January 2014

Little Black Cormorants at Tin Can Bay Dolphin Centre, January 2014

We thought this Little Black Cormorant at Tin Can Bay Dolphin Centre was a bit cheeky!

The children had a lovely time feeding the dolphins and getting to see them up close. During our visit this "tourist attraction" was very popular, despite us arriving early.  We enjoyed the educational talks about the Dolphins and their history and how the hand feeding came about at Tin Can Bay.  More information about this location can be found here...  B & J
Outside the entrance to the Tin Can Bay Dolphin Centre, January 2014.

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