Puck


Puck is the matriarch of a large family.
Photo Credit: Margaret A. Stanton
Puck

Puck was born in 1976 to Crookedfin, who was one of the original old females that was fed at Monkey Mia. Puck still visits the beach and accepts fish handouts from visitors. She is an excellent mother and has a very large family including younger brother Cookie, two daughters – Piccolo and Kiya, and two sons, India and Samu. She also has three grand-daughters, Eden, Flute, and Wirriya and a grand-son Piper.

Puck looks like she's posing for a photograph, but she's really posing to get a fish.
Photo Credit: Margaret A. Stanton
Puck posing




The marks on Puck’s fin were caused by a fishing net. In 1994 Puck was feeding on mullet- as were the fishermen and she charged into the fishing net after the mullet. She became wrapped up in the net and her young daughter Piccolo panicked. Puck couldn’t surface to breathe. Fortunately, one of the researchers was nearby and noticed what happened. She alerted the fisherman who helped get Puck out of the net. Puck and Samu are currently the ‘stars’ of a BBC documentary “The Dolphins of Shark Bay.”

Crookedfin Lineage

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