Log a Sighting


trakMM is a MMF initiative that allows the community using the waterways to log sightings of marine mammals. We acknowledge that our researchers cannot be on the water all the time so with the community’s help in logging sightings, researchers can formally record those sightings and assess areas of significance for marine mammals.

Please note that marine mammals are protected and specific approach distances are in place to ensure our marine mammals (and your own) safety. See MMF Conservation page for specific regulation.

In Victoria, if you see a sick or deceased dolphin please report it immediately to the Whale and Dolphin Emergency Hotline on 1300 136 017.

If you’re regularly seeing dolphin, you can also consider joining the Dolphin Spotting Victoria to report sightings.

Tell us what you've seen today!

For those on the water regularly, you may want to download the MMF trakMM sightings sheet (click here to download).

Once completed, scan and email it to sightings@marinemammal.org.au

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