On tuesday/wednesday, I went with hubby to Tin Can Bay, as he had business to do there (we stayed overnight). It was only a two-hour drive there, with a lunch stop on the way. I suggested to hubby, that we could feed the dolphins while we were visiting there. On wednesday morning, we had breakfast at 'Barnacles', a little waterfront cafe/information centre right next to where the wild dolphins come in to be fed (every day at 8:00am). That morning, just one came in. 'Patch' is a rare Indo Pacific humpback dolphin.
Here's a photo of me feeding Patch. There were around sixty visitors there that morning, all given a little bucket with one small fish for Patch. She is to have only 3kg of fish maximum. We had to rinse our hands first in a disinfectant wash, so we don't pass on any germs to the dolphin.
Patch is a very patient and gentle creature. She took the little fish (head first) very gently out of my hand under the water. There is great concern for these dolphins now, as there is a proposed 'super marina' for the Tin Can Bay inlet. (I signed their petition).
'So long and thanks for all the fish!'.