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Protecting our Precious Marine Life

Through steady action, we will ensure a bright future for our dolphins, whales and their environment.

Protecting marine mammals needs real impact in four areas

DOLPHINS AND WHALES – knowledge for wildlife management.

THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT – coastal pollution and resilience to climate change.

THE COMMUNITY – foster citizen science, leadership and behaviour change.

DRI – build capacity and sustainability to drive long-term programs.

Find Out About The Impacts You Help To Achieve

We stand proud, working with Victorians since 1991 to build a unique community of scientists, educators, students, interns, volunteers, businesses and donors. Together, we are part of something larger and extraordinary. With our combined efforts, we can provide a healthy future for Victoria’s unique marine life.

What we do

Our programs areas work together to achieve impact.


for conservation
Providing information about the health, trends and concerns for dolphins and whales in our region.


for future generations.
Building an informed and caring community of champions for Victoria’s marine treasures.


is our compass.
Ensuring our programs achieve impact and develops future leaders through our i sea, i care and intern programs.

How can you help?

When you support DRI, you help to protect some of the world’s most loved creatures and their environment.


Adopting a dolphin is one of the most special ways you can help protect Victoria’s most loved creatures and their marine environment.

Commit to Dolphin Distancing

Make your commitment to set an example by respecting dolphins while you are on the water.

Report Sightings

Report sightings of dolphins and whales and become a citizen scientist.

Recent News Articles


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KINGSTON COASTAL WORKSHOP AND GOODBYE TO MANDY! We had a brilliant day in the sun…
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A Cheeky Common Dolphin Calf, Named ‘Tas’

Last week, we very briefly introduced you to 'Tas' -one of the newest additions to…
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Say Hello to ‘Faith’ -One of the Newest Third Generation Calves

In 2022, we discovered evidence of a third generation of common dolphins in Port Phillip…
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2011 Status of Epidermal Lesions Report

In 2009, the end of the Victorian Millennium drought led to 12 years' worth of…
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2022 Research Impact Report

We are very proud to release our 2022 Research Impact Report. This report details our…
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Dolphin Distancing Community

Thank you to our wonderful Dolphin Distancing community (listed below), who are helping to create…

If we can find the right way to teach people about wildlife, they will be touched.

With your support, we will build a strong community focused on achieving a healthy future for Victoria’s dolphins and whales and their environment.

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It's time to make nature our priority. Let's change the world together.

Every little bit helps the greater good of the world.

We have a long track record of wide-reaching effects.