Dolphins spotted in Brisbane River aren’t lost or stuck, they’re just looking for food

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February 15, 2018 06:46:38

A couple of dolphins have been captured on camera frolicking in the Brisbane River near the CBD.

Videos and images have been shared on social media these past few days showing the dolphins as far upstream as the Victoria Bridge, connecting the CBD to South Brisbane.

So are they lost? Are they stuck?

Neither, says Queensland Museum’s senior curator Dr Paul Oliver.

“They’re probably bottlenose dolphins, they live along coastal areas and they’re quite happy foraging in estuaries and along rivers, in particular rivers, they’re a good source of food,” Dr Oliver said.

“Our best guess is they’re just feeding, that’s what they do.”

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