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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.

 
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Congratulations Tangles!!!
The dolphin care team erupted into cheers last night as Tangles entered the feed area with her first born calf.
Tangles kept her calf very close by her side and stayed out the back of the feed area.
As this is Tangles first born calf she will be extremely protective of it and over the next few weeks we should see mother and calf develop a very strong bond together.
The young calf will be able to keep up with Tangles by swimming in Tangle's wake (nursing position) and will suckle approximately every 10 minutes in the first few weeks as the calf will almost double in its size.  It is extremely important that the calf develops a thick blubber layer to insulate itself from the temperate waters of Moreton Bay.  This is very important for the calf's survival.
We are all very proud of Tangles and look forward to the nightly feeds to observe how mother and calf are going.

 

Tangles and her beautiful 1 day old calf

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