A mother Osprey guards her chicks in the nest built on the Pont Grantheaume
Broome on the shores of Roebuck Bay is a haven for birds and sea animals. In particular its home to the rare and threatened Snubfin Dolphin
Netting in the Bay had led to these dolphins coming under threat. Many of the dolphins I saw had scars on their skin or pieces out of their fins due to being caught in nets.
Since native title has been established netting has been banned and the area is now a Marine National Park. With all marine animals re establishing in the Bay.
The National Park is also home to various turtles this Flat Back Turtle an example.
Manta Rays and an amazing diversity of local and migratory birds.
Such as terns
And my favourite the majestic White Bellied Sea Eagle.
I did the cruise with Broome Whale Watching. Additional to these beautiful animals we say Dugong, other species of turtle and a Humpback Whale breaching.
Recreational fishing still part in the Bay and the local aborigines fish traditionally with spears.
Such a beautiful place.
10 thoughts on “Broome – the wildlife”
WOW! Great pictures, Adventurer. I LOVE the dolphin ones!
Thanks nora special little dolphins
You are either up very late, or super early!!!
Pretty late. I hit the road again tomorrow so getting the blog up to date.
I am glad to see new pictures! And I will respond to your email too. Safe travels, my friend! XOXO
Wow! Great that you could see all that marine life on one boat trip! Broome certainly looks a lot different than when we were there all those years ago! I love the WA south coast so have fun!
It’s a very vibrant town now. A lot of money spent on it Pauline. The boat trip was fantastic.
Thank you 👍
You are welcome
That was a wonderful opportunity to see the ocean life!