Why support us .....
Victoria's living marine treasures include giant whales, remarkable families of dolphins, seals, and a rich diversity of fish, seabirds and seaweeds -- most are found nowhere else in the world. "They are too precious too lose."
The impacts of the 4.5 million people who live around Port Phillip and Western Port, stormwater pollution and our use of the bays places these treasures at risk.
The Dolphin Research Institute has been working for the past 25 years to protect them. Our research and education programs deliver both direct and indirect benefits for their continuing health and protection into the future.
The mum was trying to support her calf which seemed exhausted from dragging the thick line entangling its tail and cutting deeply into it's flesh. Maybe it was because we knew the mother so well, through our research, that she let us get close enough to rescue her calf? Our rescue of 'Tangles' was only possible because of our loyal supporters since the Institute was formed in 1991.