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Mar 28, 2014 - dolphins and boating

The weather has cheered up and is much better today. We went down to see the dolphins. There were between nine and fifteen there. I was chosen to feed them but a lady next to me stepped in to the spot. There are now plenty of rules to protect the dolphins. Two major rules are you're not allowed to be in the water nearer than 30 meters unless they choose to come to you. The other one is you're not allowed to touch them. apparently this has protected the dolphins particularly the newborns. Instead of 80% mortality they now have 80% survival...

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Mar 26, 2014 - Monkey Mia

We left the wayside stop fairly early and turned off for Shark Bay some time later. We saw a sign for the shark aquarium so turned off. It was a very different acquarium than we've ever seen before. There were a lot of interesting fish and sea creatures in different tanks and the guide was very knowledgable. We went out to a huge pool three meters deep holding sharks and other large fish. On one of the guides questions to us he asked what would happen if someone was in a remote place and was stung by a certain poisonous fish. When someone...

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Feb 9, 2013 - Monkey Mia

Absolutely loved our stay here at the Monkey Mia Resort. The camp area isnt the best in terms of beigng nice and clean and neat or anything but the beach area is fantastic. We had a bit of a big, boring hot deive from Kalbarri to Monkey Mia. The air con in the Nav was playing up again and it was around 40 outside but we got here eventually and headed straight for the pool without setting up properly. Lots of caravan parks near the beach dont have swimming pools which often disappoints Max, although he also loves swimming in the beach he...

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Sep 19, 2012 - Monkey Mia

Showers early this morning before we left sounded an omen. We arrived at Monkey Mia (28kms away) at about 7:30am and the car park was filling well. When we walked down to the beach there were hundreds of people waiting for the dolphins. At about 8am the 5 female dolphins and their young came to the shore and were fed. It was a little hard to see, but a great experience none the less and the chances of getting picked were remote. We wandered around the dolphin displays and information posters - quite well done and had a snack. At about 9:30...

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Aug 13, 2012 - The Pensioner & the Dolphin

We set off under leaden skies (I have always wanted to say that) this morning at 0700 local time to drive to Monkey Mia to “interact” with the Dolphins. I thought this was going to be much commercialised but we were pleasantly surprised, $6 a day for concession/seniors so the entry was not too bad. A large crowd had assembled on the boardwalk and because we arrived a bit later than the others who had been obviously standing under the same leaden skies as we were we found ourselves unknowingly directly adjacent to the point of embarkation...

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Mar 14, 2012 - Roadtrip i WA

Efter et par dejlige dage med restitution og afsindig varme i vores ”værtsfamilies” hus i Leeming (en forstad til Perth), så gik det igen afsted i en campervan, denne gang rundt på den Australske vestkyst. Denne campervan var dog en lille smule større end vores spaceship på New Zealand, men eftersom vi nu var en trio, var det nu meget passende. Campervanen var dog beregnet til 2 voksende og et barn, hvoraf vores telt også blev taget i brug. Men af sted gik det ud af Perth, og ud i et meget øgede landskab, lange lige veje og meget lange...

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Oct 30, 2011 - Day 55 & 56 Monkey Mia

We are on the road after spending two very relaxing days at Monkey Mia. It was really amazing how one resort could cater to such varied clientele, all the while remaining really low key. The camp ground was at one end, but still just as close to the beach as the cabins at the other end. Right near our camp site was the amazing camp kitchen with 4 stoves, huge industrial benches and fridges and 4 BBQ's in the courtyard outside. A lot of tour groups of backpackers come through Monkey Mia, so I guess they need all of these facilities. At $37 a...

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Aug 21, 2011 - Aus - Day 109 - Dolphins

Woke up nice and early this morning so we could make our way to Monkey Mia to see the dolphins. Monkey Mia is located on Shark Bay, and the area houses approximately 3000 dolphins. Of these 3000, there are 5 that are currently fed on a daily basis, much to the excitement of many anxious tourists that wake up nice and early to see this. We made it to the park and lined up on the beach with many other tourists to be briefed on how the feeding would proceed. We were then allowed to walk into the water to ankle depth while the dolphins made...

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Jul 16, 2011 - Monkey Mia

This morning we drove out to Monkey Mia (we are actually staying in Denham - 25kms away) to see the famous dolphins! We had to be out there by 7.30am, so the kids got breaky in bed as an incentive to get moving quickly! The sunrise was beautiful on the way there. We didn't have to wait too long for some dolphins to show up, a mother & calf to begin with and then the rest of the family came in to shore as well. Pete & I had seen a documentary on the Shark Bay dolphins not long ago, so it was great to actually see them up so close. They were...

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Dec 27, 2009 - Monkey Mia

Vandaag nog eens naar de dolfijnen op het strand gaan kijken en bij de eerste feed was er blijkbaar een nieuw jong, maar toen lag ik nog te slapen. Rond deze periode worden blijkbaar de jongen geboren. De “bottlenose” dolfijnen zoals deze soort heet worden maximaal 40 jaar oud en zijn op hun 10de geslachtsrijp en de vrouwtjes hebben ongeveer om de 3 jaar een nieuw jong. Van de jongen wordt ongeveer de helft opgegeten door haaien. Deze bottlenose worden zo'n 2 m lang en wegen een 120 kg. Van de dolfijnen in Shark Bay hebben er ongeveer een...

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Dec 26, 2009 - peron national park

Vandaag een 4WD tour gemaakt doorheen het Peron National Park, maar deze morgen eerst naar de interactie met de dolfijnen, zoals ze het hier noemen, gaan kijken. Men heeft 5 dolfijnen die men hier aan het strand voedert, allemaal vrouwtjes en het zijn enkel deze 5 die een vis krijgen en dit doet men driemaal daags gedurende de voormiddag als de dolfijnen goesting hebben om naar de kust te komen. Dus het kan gebeuren dat er soms maar 2 komen opdagen die gevoed worden. Deze morgen in totaal 7 dolfijnen gezien bij het strand en 3 ervan kregen...

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