With some 33 different species of dolphins around the world, dolphins have
always been popular with adults and children alike. There was even a famous
dolphin as the star of a TV series, with dolphins also featuring in a number of
Captive dolphins in Australia are less common these days, with
visitors preferring to see them in the wild. Dolphins can still be seen in
captivity, such as the successful breeding program in the Dolphin Nursery Pool
at Sea World in Queensland.
Dolphins can sometimes be seen enjoying the bow waves of boats and ferries
such as Sydney Harbour (travelling between Sydney and Manly), Bass Strait
(travelling between Melbourne and Devonport), and the Backstairs Passage
(travelling between Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island).