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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, 9 September 2010
Little Zephyr - 3 months on
Little Zephyr has been doing well since his mother Shadow passed away.  Zephyr will be 2 years old on the 17th Sept and has been seen on several occasions  swimming out the back of the feed  area hunting fish.  Zephyr will come into the feed area intermittently, although he will not stay for long.  When he is in the  feed area, he will interact with Phoenix (Tink's calf)  swimming and hunting together.
Zephyr was still very dependent on his mother when she passed away.  He is now catching his whole daily intake; he has to or he will not survive.  Staff have observed Zephyr to be in good condition, he has no injuries or marks and he does not appear to be underweight.
Zephyr can often be  seen  swimming with an older female dolphin called  Bella  and at times he will  position himself underneath her belly in the nursing position and will ride in her wake as they swim along.   Maybe Bella is comforting Zephyr.   Zephyr however does seem to have lost his spark, and at times he looks a little lost, but over time he will find his place in the pod and regain his playful character.
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