CAMERAS in the Peel Harvey Estuary are needed to prevent dolphins from becoming stranded, according to local dolphin rescue groups.
A PPG spokeswoman said almost a third of resident dolphins have stranded in local waterways.
“Unfortunately, not all survive as they suffer severe stress and sunburn,” she said.
An Estuary Guardians spokeswoman said specialised monitoring cameras were needed at known dolphin stranding hotspots too remote to be seen.
“DBCA [Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions] officers will be able to view live streamed video to check for dolphins in danger, allowing a faster response time,” she said.
“The first camera will be installed in the upper Serpentine River, however the long term goal is to have several cameras along our waterways where dolphins strand.”
Each camera costs about $10,000. The first camera will be funded by the DBCA.
To donate visit Helping Save Mandurah Dolphins.
Donations can also be made at the Nourishing the Soul Café at 40 Darwin Terrace, Dudley Park.