A History of our Dolphins part 6 2021
2 January 2021 - Sadly 6 year old Benji was found deceased today on Novara foreshore.He was taken by DBCA to Murdoch for necropsy. Benji measured approximately 1.87m long (and 57cm blowhole to dorsal)
22 January 2021 - "John Edwards" one of our oldies health is compromised.
31 January 2021 - First time mum Willow has a new little calf today! Sadly this calf Wish then must have deceased (during a time we were lockdown).
31 January 2021- Zetta was found badly stranded in extremes shallows of the Peel Inlet today. She sadly passed during the rescue attempt.
14 February 2021 - Unfortunately Willow was seen today without her newborn calf Wish of 31 January. They had both been missing for almost 2 weeks
15 February 2021 - Another resident dolphin Hook seen today with evidence of stranding ( sunburn on side)
Late February notes = Christmas and coal herded by males. DC weaned from Dylan. More coastals coming in from the ocean.
2 March 2021 - New coastal calves seen born to Makai ( named Angel) and Teddy (named Picnic). Significant number of coastal dolphins with new small shark injuries.
6 March 2021 - 2 newborns seen today born to Bowie (named Genie) and Diver (named Skylar)
6 March 2021 - Dead dolphin found 10km south of the the White Hills Beach entrance track.
31 March 2021 - Wild Turkey being herded by Crook's alliance in the inlet. Krista Nicholson celebrating handing in her PHD today!
5 April 2021 - Wendy seen with no neonate calf, so it is sadly believed Tigerlily ( Tilly) may have deceased.
Wendy was possibly seen alone on 29th ( nighttime sighting). Wendy was seen again on 18th April alone, confirming Tigerlily has deceased.
20 April 2021 - Nicky being herded by 14 and blake and now Hook's alliance
22 April 2021 - First sighting of Hayley's new calf Poppy today. We last saw Hayley ( still pregnant on 20th) so calf is only day/s old.
22 May 2021 - Female adult "Boris" found deceased in the shallows of Harvey Estuary. Recovered by DBCA and taken to Murdoch for necropsy. Approx 2.4m
13 June 2021 - Elder male dolphin "Maxwell" health appears very compromised
16 June 2021 - Nugget resighted in the Peel Inlet after not being seen for a year
28 June 2021 - Maxwell deceased in the Dawesville Cut today. He was extremely emaciated. He measured approx. 2.33m and blowhole to dorsal 68mm.
His body was taken to Murdoch University by DBCA.
28 June 2021 - John Edwards hasn't been seen since February and is presumed deceased.
14 September 2021 - Sadly Female subadult dolphin Eleven has been seen extremely emaciated and is clearly in extremely poor condition