Six baby dolphins in Mandurah waterways

Six baby dolphins in Mandurah waterways

TWO more newborn dolphins have been seen in Mandurah this week.

This takes the number of dolphin calves in local waterways up to six, according to a Mandurah Cruises spokeswoman.

She said the dolphin named Christmas, born to Nikki in December 2004, gave birth to her calf, Easter.

The second calf was born to Diver and has been named Scuba.

The newborns have been seen in larger pods of more than 10 dolphins (mainly mothers and calves).

Local waterways were ideal for dolphins due to the abundance of fish.

The shallow, calm, protected waters also make perfect conditions for birthing.

The dolphins typically mate from November to May as the water temperatures are above 20 degrees.