WHERE CAN YOU SEE DOLPHINS?




Dolphins are arguably the best known and loved of all the marine mammals. However, many aspects of the dolphin's way of life still remain a mystery. Be that as it may, dolphins have been the subject of scientific research for decades and so at least there are some areas of dolphin behaviour that we do know of.

Dolphins are marine mammals closely related to whales and porpoises. There are almost forty species of dolphin in 17 genera. They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelves.

However, should you wish to see dolphins in the wild then you will need to be a little more choosy.

However, it is possible to view dolphins in the wild all around the world.

Here are a few examples of some of the best dolphin watching locations so wherever you are in the world - and if you are prepared to make the effort, a small journey and a little research - you should get to see dolphins.

Western Australia: Mandurah , Monkey Mia, Ningaloo Reef, Rockingham, Bunbury, and Esperance

Eastern Australia: Moreton Bay, Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Port Phillip Bay, Jervis Bay, Port Stephens, and Forster

New Zealand: Kaikoura, Whakatane, Bay of Islands, Marlborough Sound, Coromandel Peninsula, Akaroa Moorea and Tahiti Lanai.

USA - Key West, Florida, Panama City Beach, Galveston Texas, Monterey, and the waters off New Jersey,

Oceanside California, Delaware Bay, and Carolina.

In the waters off of Mexico and Hawaii - it's only a small island so it should be quite easy.

Dingle Bay, or the Shannon Estuary, Ireland

Moray Firth, Scotland

Cardigan Bay, Wales,

Durlston, and Cornwall in England as well as the  Channel Islands. Even Gibraltar.

The Bahamas - white sand ridge.

Tenerife, the Canary Islands Turks and Caicos, West Indies

The Azores Islands (eg off Faial and also Pico) São Miguel Island, and Futurismo.

You can follow whale watching in the waters off Hualien, the east coast of Taiwan  and in the waters off South Africa

Don't forget the Black Sea off the coast of Georgia and Crimea peninsula, and the Red Sea by Egypt.

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