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 Marine Life Identification Perth WA

Shore Diving

Common Bottle-nose Dolphin

Tursiops truncatus, commonly known as the Common Bottlenose Dolphin, is the most well-known species from the family Delphinidae.

Common bottlenose dolphins are the most familiar dolphins due to the wide exposure they receive in captivity in marine parks, dolphinarias, in movies, and television programs (for example Flipper). T. truncatus are the largest species of the beaked dolphins.They inhabit temperate and tropical oceans throughout the world, and are absent only from polar waters... (Wikipedia)


Point Peron Dolphins

Just one of those great moments you get when your diving.

I have to say I have been quite unfortunate when diving with Dolphins.

On approx. 6 other occassions I have been within meters from individuals or pods and not even known they have been there, until someone had pointed it out far too late for me to do anything about it.

My best experience prior to this was a murky dive at Point Peron where these photographs where taken but the vis just blocked these beautiful creatures out.

Well thats all in the past now and I wont lie, when it happened my heart was in my mouth and pounding like a sledge hammer and afterwards, I skipped right through the rest of the day like a child with a new toy.

Diving at a different part of Point Peron than we usually dive we where on our way back in, and as much as the site was great with lots to explore, the marinelife was close to zero. The only saving grace was a my first look at the elsuive Wondrous Nudibranch.

We where less than 50 meters from the shore and I caught a glimpse of this huge shape coming towards me from the corner of my eye, for a brief second you know exactly what I was thinking, then it dawned what it was, beautiful...... it just checked us out, then swam off and I thought that was it........... but no it came back on two occassions just swimming past checking us out getting closer and closer each time and eventually showing off right in front of us, doing little twirls and playing with the reef and sand........... BRILLIANT !!

When we climbed onto the beach over the ledge where these photographs where taken everyone wanted to know what it was like and loads of people wanted to see the pics and video......just an absolutely fantastic experience..... and all I have to explain this wonderful but far too brief moment is loads and loads of those cliches you hear others talking about when they're trying to describe it........  

 Video 1

Ammo Jetty Dolphins

What a great day, and how lucky we were to be part of this.

Completing a dive at Ammo Jetty and just about to turn around and make our way back to the shore and, in the corner of my eye breaking the suns glare was a couple of Dolphins playing at the side of the jetty.

Well talk about a free reign, 20 minutes of being entertained and being within a meter of these stunning creatures as they were being fed.

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

 Video 2


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