Facilitating community data input regarding dolphin movements in South Australian waters.
Where do they come from? Where do they go?
If you have any images of dolphins on Kangaroo Island, Victor Harbor or the Fleurieu Region we would love to hear from you.
Kangaroo Island / Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch – a longitudinal Citizen Science dolphin research project with community volunteers of all ages, has been monitoring Common Bottlenose dolphins and Shortbeaked Common dolphins in our region since 2005.
Scientists believe each bottlenose dolphin requires 25 kg of fish per day to maintain its body health. We need to ensure they always have their food sources available to them by taking care of their marine habitat.
This is our 11th National Science Week event, and we highlight the wonderful contributions of community data input over the years, supplementing our boat-based and land-based survey effort. Community members can assist by contributing images showing where the dolphins are in our region so we can fully recognise their important habitats in our waters.
We encourage further community involvement in our data collection and conservation efforts, providing a common sense of purpose so necessary at this time of recovery. Images can be emailed or transferred via various forms of media.