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Seal The Loop
Seal The Loop
Seal The Loop
Seal The Loop
 

Seal The Loop

Over 1400 seals, including the endangered Australian sea lion, are killed annually across Australia through fishing line entanglement. Since 2013 Dolphin Marine magic has been proud to partner in the seal the loop program with the establishment of seal the loop nsw

Seal The Loop was initially founded by Zoos Victoria in 2010 to raise awareness of the issue of fishing line entanglement in Port Phillip Bay and address this issue through community education and the installation of specialised bins in key fishing locations. As the program grew, Seal the Loop bins spread across all the coastal council areas of Victoria.

Fishing line entanglement has always been a very important issue for Dolphin Marine Magic as we are often called to rescue situations where sea birds, marine turtles or even dolphins and seals are entangled in discarded fishing line. A noteworthy example is the mother of our dolphin family, Calamity, who was rescued twice due to fishing line entanglement and who was not able to be released from the second rescue due to over 15m of fishing line which had wrapped around her tail.

Seeing the potential to save marine life, Dolphin Marine Magic and Coffs Harbour City Council partnered with Zoos Victoria in 2013 to conduct a 'pilot' Seal The Loop program, installing 5 unique 'NSW Blue' Seal The Loop bins around the Coffs Harbour Jetty area.

Due to the success of the NSW program and with the support from three Councils; Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca Shire the program has expanded to over 27 Bins located between Nambucca Heads to Red Rock and with the help of our Volunteer Community Bin Collectors we have collected over 14 km of fishing line; over 2.5kg!  This Program is continuing its ongoing goal to raise public awareness of the effects of fishing waste on the marine environment; encouraging to keep our coastline clean.

THE FUTURE

  • Welcoming new Schools & Businesses who choose to join us by volunteering in our campaign to reduce fishing waste and save marine life.
  • Focus on further Community, Council & School involvement through Seal the Loop Appreciation Day
  • Install additional bins along the NSW Coastline
  • Conduct ongoing Data Surveys & collect important data

Nationally there are close to 200 Seal The Loop bins installed across Australia in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. All the Seal The Loop bins have been constructed from recycled plastic collected at Melbourne Zoo and since it's inception Seal The Loop has collected kilometers of fishing line, preventing the deaths of countless marine creatures.

If you are interested in installing or managing your own Seal The Loop bin, please contact marine@dolphinmarinemagic.com.au

Zoos Victoria Seal the Loop             Coffs Harbour City Council Seal the Loop

 

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Tami

I seen Bucky on sash on TV just now. What an amazing spirit. I feel blessed to be kissed by a trooper. Xoxo thank you Greg for sharing an amazing dolphin. I work with Fuji and I am glad we have a photo booth for people to keep the memories. Sometimes it is all you have. I love my kiss picture with Bucky. Thank you for your photo. Paige Sinclair CEO..

Katherine Thompson

This was my last visit to The pet Porpoise pool 35 years ago I was 7. we used to go every year when I was little and my grandmother getting kissed by a seal was the highlight of the day. I loved feeding the fairy penguins and my dream is to one day swim with the dolphins. I would love to win passes to marine magic to experience it again with my family. What great memories Katherine, we hope to w..

Bianca

My mum and I just spend the whole weekend at Pet Porpoise Pool, we travel from Tweed to Coffs just to see Buck and Zip, we love them and can't get enough. Already driven down 3 times this year, and every time it's amazing. And we loved seeing all 5 dolphins in the pool, Bella's a sneaky little thing! We got drenched by her plenty of times hahaha. Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves - Paige S..

Harmony

We visited the dolphin magic park on 3other occasions prior to our last visit which we took our daughter to who was 4yrs old she loved every minute of it from the dolphins kisses seal kisses and penguin feeding she hasn't stopped raving about it she loved steves reptile show and even purchased his book which she insists on reading everyday It was a great day out for the family I now have a son..

Trish W

From the moment we entered Dolphin Marine Magic DMM we felt welcome. The facilities were well run and very clean. The staff were amazing and the animals are healthy and happy. To hear the rehabilitation, education and environmental messages from the staff was inspiring. The level of interaction was amazing, so much fun. Then to have a one-on-one experience with Adelaide the Sea Lion was really..

Evie Glyde

I remember coming to Dolphin Marine Magic with my school. It was 2 years ago and the seal gave me a kiss! It was so wet and sloppy! I loved having lunch and seeing all the birds and wildlife. I can’t wait to go again! Thank you Evie - we hope to see you again soon!..

Natalia

It was super fun for the kids. Seal and dolphin Show was amazing. My older daughter (5y.o.) had a chance to play with a seal and even fed him with octopus)))). Thanks a lot for the great day. Would be awesome to win free entry to the park because we are going back very soon!!! Thank you Natalia & good luck!..

Rubi Merchant

We travelled all the way from Brisbane to visit the park after finding it online. It was worth the drive because we had a great experience - my girls had the time of their lives. The show and the kiss the dolphin and hug a seal experience is once in a lifetime. The fact that you get to see the animals up close and personal is amazing. Thank you for making our holiday the best. Hi Rub..

Ellie rae

Hey I’m ellie I’m 17 and from the country I’ve never seen a dolphin in person and reckon it would be the best opportunity for my family and I. It would be an amazing experience to leave the farm and see marine life up close and not on tv. One of my friends came and visited you’s last year and got kissed on the cheek by a dolphin and that it honestly my dream Thank you for your messag..

Georgia

This was quite a few years ago now, but it’s one of my happiest memories to think back on. My family and I had just finished eating at the cafe area, and one of the workers came up to us and asked if I wanted to come help feed some of the animals. I said yes! I ended up being able to feed the fairy penguins, and meet all of the animals without having a huge crowd around. Also, where did Henrie..

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