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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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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..

Ash

My partner and I had the most amazing experience here! The animals are super relaxed and happy, the staff are friendly, and the atmosphere is so relaxing! We got to cuddle a seal, get a dolphin kiss and even got some photos!! We both love the fact that the animals are rescues! Was an amazing experience and worth the trip from Tamworth. Prices are great too! Best money we have spent! ..

Kerrie

Today I did the Ultimate Dolphin Experience! I got to swim and play with a dolphin named Jet for 20 minutes. I have always wanted to swim with a dolphin. It it is the most amazing thing I have ever done and I have done a lot adventures. I have always appreciated dolphins, but after swimming with Jet and learning about dolphins I appreciate them even more. I would highly recommend everyone do this ..

Ree Tobin

The cool salty breeze reaches my sunburnt cheeks. There's kangaroos and wallabies, birds in the trees. Its so exciting. There's such a big crowd, 'Mum give me your hand'. Together we climb the stairs. The shows started. Bucky the dolphin jumps out of the water. Somersaults, tumbles and loops. He's amazing... A giant seal is skateboarding toward me. My nostrils twitch from his fishy breath. My ..

Carlie McEachern

My family and I absolutely loved the day we spent at Dolphin Marine Magic! So hands on! Our children were captivated by the dolphins. We will definitely be back! Thank you Carlie, we look forward to seeing you & your family again. From the team @ DMM :)..

Belinda

Wow what an experience after a long few days to get there! My girls thoroughly enjoyed all of it and all the marine life. The staff were so nice and informative Hope to come back again. Thank you for your lovely comment. Paige Sinclair Managing Director..

Karen

I love going to Dolphin Marine Magic, the dream time story is great and the work the team do in the areas of conservation and education is fantastic. I love the visitor interaction with the animals, each time I go I walk away having learnt something new. Keep up the good work Hi Karen, thank you for your lovely feedback. Paige Sinclair, Managing Director..

Leanne Cooke

What a amazing park my family and I visited back in june 2016 and still talk about it day to day! I have our dolphin kiss pictures pride of place in house well worth it ! traveled from victoria to visit travelling again this june unfortunately out of budget ! but will for sure try ! great for the kids !! small park but the up close elements excellent ! Hi Leanne, thank you for your l..

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