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DD is one of Port Phillip’s common dolphins. The image is a recent ID photograph taken in June 2020. DD was born in 2012 to a mother we call Square Notch.  In 2013 DD suffered an injury to its dorsal fin, possibly from a boat propeller.

DD is now regularly sighted with other dolphins and doesn’t seem to be at all affected by its “damaged dorsal” fin. Which is how DD got its name.

We aren’t sure if DD is a male or a female but are sure that future surveys will help to shed light on this.

Adopt-A-Dolphin is a wonderful gift for a loved one, yourself and of course, our dolphins and bays.

DRI gives dolphins a voice - our family a voice - and a positive way to support marine life and conservation.

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Join the Adopt-A-Dolphin Family HERE

Adopt-A-Dolphin membership is a wonderful gift for a loved one, yourself and of course, our dolphins and bays.

Members receive a certificate with a glorious image of DD on the front (as above) with more information about DD and our other resident dolphins on the back. Packs also include our most recent Snapshots, whale and dolphin information and a Dolphin Distancing sticker. Child packs include a dolphin moneybox and a sun hat.

Membership is for 12 months and is comprised of a $10 membership and a $88 tax-deductible gift. On the anniversary of joining, we send an invitation to renew support, which can be sent to you or the recipient of your gift, depending on your choice. (Postage is additional, if you chose to have a package delivered).

Adopt-A-Dolphin supporters become Associate Members of the Dolphin Research Institute and receive news, updates and VIP invitations to Institute events and more!

Collage items not to scale. UV-safe hats SM/Med or L/XL.

Watch DRI rescue an entangled calf in Port Phillip.