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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! Over 15 Schools and 10 Local Businesses are actively on board with The Seal the Loop Program. 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.

2016 - THE FUTURE

  • Welcoming all our new Schools & Businesses that have joined us this year 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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Write a short story, upload a photo and you could WIN free entry to the park for you and your family.

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..

Megan McInnes

Hi my name is megan mcinnes my niece went to your park lasted year and ever since then my girls have not stopped talking about it how they really want to go and get a kiss from a dolphin at the moment its really hard money wise to be honest i think they miss out on alot becasue i am a single mum i really would love to surpise my 13 year olded in the photo for her brithday on dec the 14 it would be..

Jill Williams

Fantastic day, didn't expect it to be so good after being to Sea World, so up close and personal, loved it!..

Eva Hewitson

I just want to thank ther amazing Marine Team for my amazing "Trainer For A Day" experience. I also would love to bring my mum down to Dolphin Marine Magic when I come and see you in January 2017 for my work experience, as she has always dreamt of being up close and personal with some of your friendly dolphins and seals, it would be a dream come 'TRUE' for her as I want to buy her an Ultimate Dolp..

Tia Armand-Burton

Hello my name is Tia and I am now 16yrs old. I have a little sister Zara seen in the picture being kissed on the cheek. Ever since I was a little girl my mum and dad have taken us to Marine Magic usually once a year or every two years depending on mum and dads work. Mum knows it as the pet porpoise pool we love it! We have the best time and have made great memories here. I would love to share this..

Eva Glass

Hi my name is Eva. I absolutely love dolphins but haven't had the privelage of coming to your park yet. I have heard great stories from friends about your park and the great interactions they got to have with dolphins and seals. We are passing through in October and I would love to be able to come and meet your dolphins and explore your park. I have attached a pic when I met a dolphin at another p..

Simone Battisson

I was reminded today of how special swimming with Dolphins is, never shared my experience before. It was 2006, my Daughter swam with Calamity and bay Bella, she was lucky and had one on one with her. I myself swam with the majestic Bucky, (I have a tattoo of him now), best experience ever. I was also lucky enough for little Miss Pearly to jump on my head, really wasn't expecting it. The whole fami..

Kerrie Kennedy

Hi, my family and I are embarking on our first north coast holiday from Country NSW in October this year. I would love to give my girls, 2 of whom have albinism and vision impairment, the opportunity to get up close and personal with the dolphins. Thank you for allowing me to enter. Thank you for writing a note to us. Paige Sinclair CEO..

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