Did you know Gippsland Lakes has it’s very own newly described dolphin? Ever wondered how dolphins find their food and talk to each other?
This summer the Marine Mammal Foundation is hosting a Pop-Up Dolphin Discovery Centre in Lakes Entrance.
Come and learn all about the endangered Gippsland Lakes Burrunan dolphins, how the Marine Mammal Foundation researchers identify each dolphin, and all about the other amazing whales, dolphins and seals along the Gippsland coast.
We have awesome underwater footage, dolphin skulls and ways to get involved. You can also get involved and work alongside the Research Team, by signing up to be one of MMF’s citizen scientists!
Time: 10am – 4pm daily
Dates: 2nd – 28th January 2018
Location: Lakes Entrance Mechanics Hall, 18 Mechanics Street, Lakes Entrance (see below map).
The Dolphin Discovery Centre Pop-Up is proudly supported by East Gippsland Shire Council, Coastcare, Lakes Entrance Rotary Club, Bella Vita Jewellery, Footbridge Camping and Disposals, Crowther and Sadler and LEADA. The Pop-Up Centre will be manned by local volunteers dedicated to raising awareness of these iconic dolphins and the beauty of the Gippsland Lakes.
The Marine Mammal Foundation is a not-for-profit charity research, education, and conservation organisation conducting internationally recognised applied research on marine mammals across Victoria.
The Marine Mammal Foundation will be hosting numerous public information presentations across the Lakes. For more information, please visit marinemammal.org.au/events2018