Shark Bay World Heritage Area
From Coral Bay we drove 6 hours to Denham and stayed 2 nights. We found a nice Airbnb with very welcoming hosts.
Denham also known as Shark Bay is a small town. Tourism is the main industry. We collected a lot of shells as we walked along the water towards the main strip of town. One major tourist spot is visiting Monkey Mia to see the dolphins get fed. We woke up before sunrise that morning and waited for the dolphins, because it was school holidays there were about 300 other people waiting as well. Feeding times begin at 7:30 am until noon. There are 3 feedings between those times. The first feeding is the most busiest then people leave. We stayed for 2 feedings and it was enough.
We also visited Ocean Park Aquarium; we went on a guided tour with an expert in marine biology and learned a lot about their native fish. Did you know a lot of fish can change genders? In a clown fish community, there is only 1 female and if that female dies, a male clown fish will turn into a female for reproducing. So in Finding Nemo, when the mom died the dad should have turned into a female and reproduced with her son.. that would have made an interesting Pixar movie.
Next stop Kalbarri….