Did you know that our dolphins share their precious home with over 4 million people who live around Port Phillip and Western Port? Did you know that there is a Mornington Peninsula based organisation that is a leading provider of research (major health studies of our bays’ dolphins), champions education (to value dolphins and reduce pollution flowing into our bays), and provides much needed leadership (working with governments for constructive and sustainable actions)?
Originally known as Capri Beach until the 1960s, St Andrews Beach is an elite holiday come residential community nestled among the sand dunes between Gunnamatta and Rye. Set alongside the wildly beautiful waters of Bass Strait, this popular year round surf spot forms part of a 35km stretch of beach from Cape Shanck to Portsea. With a breathtaking beach (although swimming is really at one’s peril), the area is also well known for its reliable breeze, rolling grassy hills, pristine sand dunes and exploring-worthy rock pools.
The Dolphin Research Institute is based at Hastings, on the shores of Western Port. DRI’s efforts are focused in the south-eastern region of Australia, especially Port Phillip, Western Port and the Gippsland Lakes.