Rehabilitation is at the heart of everything we do at Dolphin Marine Magic. Over the years we have successfully rehabilitated and released hundreds of animals, including dolphins, seals, turtles and sea birds, back out into the wild for a second chance at life. The photos above are of a rescued pelican that was found with a fishing hook stuck in its throat, with the pelican eventually released. we were pleased the ending of the story was a happy one.
Since it's inception, Dolphin Marine Magic has always been about assisting with the rehabilitation and release of sick and injured marine life. Dolphin Marine Magic is now the only facility in NSW licenced by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to rescue and rehabilitate whales and dolphins onsite as well as being one of only two facilities licenced to rescue and rehabilitate seals.
Dolphin Marine Magic currently works the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services and animal rescue groups such as WIRES and ORRCA Inc. to assist in all marine animal emergencies including caring for sick or injured marine turtles, rescuing injured sea birds or rehabilitating and releasing stranded cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and pinnipeds (seal).
In the last two years alone Dolphin Marine Magic rescued, rehabilitated or released over 120 marine animals including dolphins, whales, seals and marine turtles and Dolphin Marine Magic now has one of the highest marine turtle and fur seal rehabilitation success rates in Australia.
All the animal rehabilitation services performed by Dolphin Marine Magic are provided at Dolphin Marine Magic's own cost with no external financial support.
To provide greater assistance to these injured marine animals and to expand our rescue and treatment services to native animals, Dolphin Marine Magic is developing plans to build a specalised marine and native wildlife hospital onsite in the near future.
For more stories about our commitment to rehabilitation and release and individual case files, please click on the 'News' link below.