Imagine if your world turned brown every time it rains – it does for our dolphins.
But the colour is only the tip of the stormwater “iceberg” which carries sediment, nutrients, toxins, chemicals and litter, all washed from our gardens, driveways, roads and drains, into our dolphins’ home.
After extreme storms recently, the EPA closed every Port Phillip beach to swimming.
“Unfit for humans” – after sewage and the spoils of our lives in the suburbs, were flushed into the bay.
It’s also unfit for most life – especially our dolphins at the top of the food chain. Their health reflects the health of their environment.