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Dolphins at Monkey Mia

Listed under Wildlife in Western Australia, Australia.

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Bottlenose dolphin schools have been visiting the beaches of Shark Bay for over 40 years and have only failed to arrive on four days over the past five years. The visitors are part of a friendly pod of 300 wild dolphins who live in the bay and have come to enjoy their daily human interaction.

It’s free to swim with or pet the dolphins - they’re wild animals so come and go as they please. The region was declared a marine reserve in 2001 to help protect the dolphin's environment. The settlement itself is small and very remote.

Written by  Kat Mackintosh.

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