Dolphins! The Port River Pod

The Port River is home to some of the most urbanised dolphins in the world. A pod of about thirty dolphins makes the river estuary its home and as many as 200 dolphins visit each year, all within a city of more than one million people.

Our exhibition examines the Port River dolphins and their environment. It looks at their anatomy, ecology, how they communicate and how they live in social groups. It also explores how people and dolphins interact, how humans have impacted on their environment and how dolphins are perceived in different cultures.

The dolphins are one of the charms of Port Adelaide and can often be glimpsed from the wharf next to the Port Adelaide Lighthouse.