Monkey Mia

Genealogy of the Dolphins at Monkey Mia

Over the last 40 years small groups of dolphins have visited the shores of Monkey Mia, in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, to interact with people. Researchers have identified the life history and family tree of each of these dolphins, who come from three ‘families’, spanning three generations.

The 3 dolphin family trees

Dolphin genealogy tree
 
 
Dolphin family tree2

Dolphin family tree3

Who’s who at Monkey Mia?

Currently four adult female dolphins – Puck, Piccolo, Surprise and Shock – are fed at Monkey Mia. Each dolphin is identified by the distinctive shape or markings on her dorsal fin. The adults are often accompanied by their calves. Go to our dolphin page to find out more about them. 

Puck dorsal fin

Puck

Piccolo dorsal fin

Piccolo

  Surprise dorsal fin

  Surprise

Shock dorsal fin

Shock