Did you know that most of the species living in Victoria’s waters are not found anywhere else on the planet? Victoria also has the largest whales (blue), the largest dolphins (killer whales), fast-growing kelps (1m a day), the smallest sea star, swarming spider crabs and oceanic dolphins coming to live permanently inside our bays!
Yet according to surveys by the Dolphin Research Institute, most of us think Queensland’s marine life is more important to protect. That’s why the institute is so committed to changing community perceptions — because we only protect what we value.
The 2018 Walk For Our Bays aims to bring new audiences to our coast for fun, food, learning and entertainment at Hasting’s Western Port Marina. Walkers can choose between a guided walk through the Warringine Wetlands or a self-guided and pet-friendly course. There are also other options for people or groups who can’t make it but would like to participate or donate. The walk is on Sunday, October 21, with 9.30am and 10am starts. Entertainment, education, fun and food will be available. Walkers can relax for lunch at the Marina Restaurant afterwards.
Money raised by the event will support the institute’s new i sea, i care COMMUNITIES program that does not receive government funding. With your help the institute can build a community that cares.
The Dolphin Research Institute acknowledges its key event sponsors: Mornington Peninsula Shire, Westernport Marina, Marina Restaurant & Lounge Bar, Westernport Holden, Peninsula Honda, Poyser Constructions and Mornington Peninsula Magazine.
Go to dolphinresearch.org.au or phone 5979 7100 for event details and registration.