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Monkey Mia description and photos - Australia: Shark Bay. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Monkey Mia.
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Monkey Mia is a popular tourist resort located in Shark Bay Marine Park in Shark Bay, 800 km north of Perth.
The main attraction, attracting thousands of visitors here every year, is the opportunity to feed bottlenose dolphins, which for the past 40 years have been swimming to the shore every day in anticipation of a treat.
The word "mia" in the language of local aborigines means "home" or "refuge", and "semolina" probably comes from the name of the vessel on which the pearls were mined, and which anchored in these places at the end 19th century when the pearl industry flourished. There is also a version that part of the "semolina" in the name of the resort originated from small monkeys, which were kept by Malay divers who were fishing for pearls here.
Since the late 19th century, Monkey Mia has been used as a base for the fishing and pearl industries. In the 1960s, a local fisherman and his wife began feeding bottlenose dolphins, also known as bottlenose dolphins, when they returned from fishing. When the news that dolphins regularly appear off the coast spread, numerous tourists flocked here to enjoy the spectacle. An information center was built in 1985, and in 1990 the Monkey Mia water area became part of the Shark Bay Marine Park.
In recent years, much attention has been paid to the aboriginal history of these places - several hiking trails have been laid for tourists, introducing the culture and life of the indigenous people of Monki Mia - the aborigines of the Malgan tribe.
Monkey Mia is also a natural laboratory, which examines the biological and behavioral aspects of the life of bottlenose dolphins. A related research project was launched in 1982 with the participation of renowned scientists from Australia, North America and Europe.
An 8-minute boat ride across Red Cliff Bay is a pearl farm - the only one of its kind in Western Australia, where you can not only learn about how pearls are mined or grown, but also buy your favorite products.
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