Feeding Flipper!!

Day: 10

Location: Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island

Event/activity: Wild dolphin feeding

The resort also has some dolphin research center connected to it (that provides a lot of great info on these highly intelligent, playful creatures).  Part of the appeal of the island (and the resort) is that guests are allowed to feed the regularly appearing wild dolphins nightly.  (We had 10 show up on our night!!)

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They like to keep track of which dolphins show up each night.

So that they continue to be wild, there are some strict rules about feeding the dolphins.  For example, the feeding only provides 10% of their daily diet (thus they keep their natural hunting instincts sharp).  Also, as tempting as it is – no one is allowed to touch the dolphins.  They don’t want them getting accustomed to human contact like that. 

Nonetheless, it was a really fun and unforgettable experience!!!  Dolphins are amazing creatures.  Oh yeah, there was no flash photography allowed up close to the dolphins – video only.  It’s a little shaky, but you can check it out below.

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