Wildlife and activity near Flinders Pier
The bays’ dolphins are much loved. To help protect them, the Dolphin Research Institute (DRI) is studying the resident dolphins in both Western Port and Port Phillip to deepen our scientific understanding so we can better protect these mammals.
Seagrasses, saltmarshes and mangroves are an environmental powerhouse, storing carbon for thousands of years, while also preventing carbon from breaking down and entering the atmosphere. It’s called “blue carbon” and it’s much faster and more efficient than our tropical rainforests.