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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.

 
Friday, 25 June 2010
THE COVE - The Movie

The Cove - Oscar Award Winner.  This movie was made by a team of dedicated dolphin conservationists.

Through footage captured with hidden cameras, the film portrays wild dolphin captures.  It won this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. 

Sea Shepherd will be screening the Oscar winning film on:-

Monday 12 July 2010
7pm
Dendy Cinema
George Street, Brisbane
$10 on the door

Guest Speakers:-
Howie Cooke - (Surfers 4 Cetaceans)
Kumi Kato -  (UQ and Wakayama University Lecturer)
Simon Warne - (Whale Wars Videographer)

 

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Friday, 18 June 2010
Dolphins News, Friday 18th June, 2010
Winter is here and the waters are getting cooler although its still great to be out in the water with the dolphins at Tangalooma.  Here is an update on what the dolphins have been up to since our last blog.
 Well Storm and Silhouette are as cheeky as ever, always darting in and out of the feed area chasing and catching fish that is swimming past the area.
Tink is still very protective of her latest calf, Phoenix.  Only the other night just before the programme started, Phoenix ventured out too far away from her mother, and when Phoenix did not respond to her mothers' calls, Tink had to swim out into the darker waters to bring Phoenix back to her side.  Phoenix  is almost 2 years old now and wants to be out and about exploring new grounds although mum still wants her close.
Tangles seems to be getting bigger by the day, so we are hoping she may be pregnant.  We just have to wait for a month or so before we can confirm.  How exciting!!!!!!
Shadow and her latest calf Zephyr have not attended  the feed over the last few nights.  We believe this is because there  are a lot of mullet swimming through the bay at the moment, Shadow may be teaching Zephyr to hunt and catch his own fish.  Zephyr is proving to be a very little  independent dolphin and would be having the time of his life with his mum.
The bigger boys are doing well too.  Every now and then Nari Echo Rani and Bobo do not turn up at the feed.  The boys  may have more important activities to attend to like hunting and catching their own fish, asserting their dominance with other male dolphins or chasing the female dolphins around the bay.
 
Well  until next month.. bye for now.
 
 
 
Tangle's belly seems to be getting
bigger by the day.
 
 
 
Zephyr as a baby calf.  He is now growing
into a very independent little dolphin.

 
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