Meet our second dolphin for the season – ‘DC’.
Mandurah Dolphin Research Project and Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group announced the name of the youngster.
“DC is named after Doug Coughran, a long serving senior wildlife officer (now retired) with the government. Doug has attended, responded to, and advised on Mandurah dolphin strandings and entanglements for decades. His involvement in rescuing dolphins in Mandurah, including disentaglement of a Peel-Harvey resident calf Halo in 2016, however are only a few incidents compared to his efforts along the entire Western Australian coastline. His wealth of knowledge, experience and contribution is internationally recognized. Doug has been an educator and an advocate spreading the message on risks that our trash such as fishing line, rope and plastics, poses to our marine wildlife. Many Mandurah dolphins alive today owe thanks to Doug! We could not find a more fitting person to name the new calf after.” – Mandurah Dolphin Research Project
DC and mum Dylan are Dawesville cut resident dolphins and have regularly been sighted by our Dolphin Island Adventure crew since the first sighting of the calf on 19th January.