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Tangalooma Marine Education & Conservation Centre

Eco Certified Ecotourism

Surrounded by 98% national park and built on the picturesque shores of Moreton Island, the Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre provides an up-close and personal look into the wonderful world of Moreton Bay. A passionate and dedicated team of Eco Rangers provide a wide range of Eco Walks, Tours and Presentations for all ages and backgrounds. These tours are designed to interactively educate people about conservation and their surrounding eco systems. Through education, attitudes can be changed and people can become aware of their environments so they can start making a difference. 

The Marine Education and Conservation Centre (TMECC) is unique from any other facility as the environment is right on the doorstep, with endangered animals frequently passing the shores. Dolphins, Dugongs, Whales, Turtles, Rays, Marine Birds and so much more can be seen daily with interpretative taks provided by the TMECC Eco Rangers. 

TMECC aims to educate young children with an established program called Eco Marines. Eco Marines is a non-for-profit environmental program that assists and sponsors community engagement in advocacy and action to protect domestic and international waterways, rivers, oceans and wildlife.

Thursday, 18 March 2010
Dolphin News, 18th March 2010


Phoenix and Zephyr are continuing to develop their wild dolphin hunting techniques.  One of their hunting techniques that staff observe on a nightly basis at the feed is when  the young calves invert hunt.
This behaviour is when the dolphin will swim quickly on their back chasing fish that are swimming close to the surface of the water.  As the dolphin's eyes are designed to look forward and down, the only way the dolphin can see the fish that is swimming close to the surface of the water is when the dolphins turns upside down on its back.
Lately the sea mullet has been swimming through the dolphin feed area.  Great for the dolphins!!!  All of the dolphins will start to invert hunt, and now its great to see that Zephyr and Phoenix are also joining in on the action.  Our babies are growing up!!!.
As the calves are only 19 months old, they are still very dependent on their mothers for milk, so it is quite common to see the young calves still suckling from their mothers throughout the feed.  They will do so until they are approx 2-3 years of age and then they will be out in the Bay hunting and catching their own food which will include fish, squid, cuttlefish and other small crustaceans.

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