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Until the early 1960's Monkey Mia, situated on the Peron Peninsular of Western Australia, was an unremarkable place. It began as a centre for fishing and the hunting of pearls. Everything changed though after the locals began feeding the local bottle nosed dolphins the leftover fish.

The Dolphins Arrive

Soon it transpired that the dolphins beagn to come right inshore to be fed, turning up at usually the same time each day.
News of this phenomenen soon spread, and the resort soon became to get popular.
The waters adjoining Monkey Mia were declared a Marine Park in November 1990. Commercial and recreational activities within the Marine park are now controlled.
the dolphins can now be seen coming ashore most mornings, but as they are wild creatures this can never be guaranteed, although you will mostly be lucky.

More than just Flipper

Monkey Mia is also home to other wildlife, notably a large colony of pelicans. They have obviously cottoned on to the fact that there is a free feed to be had, so hey why bother with the old diving for fish lark. That ones for the birds!
The birds add there own character to the place thogh, and their antics can be amusung, so let us say that thry earn their (fish) supper.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:fascinating wildlife, interaction with dolphins, great beaches.
  • Cons:Getting a bit touristy
  • In a nutshell:You have gotta do this one.
  • Intro Updated Jan 15, 2005
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