2017 Tangalooma Blog & Articles

Canon Collective Takes Over Moreton Island

21 Nov 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Time to flashback to last month when over 80 eager photography buffs graced the shores of Moreton Island to partake in the largest ‘Canon Collective’ photography festival in history!

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We Love Giving Back to TKCP

20 Nov 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

After wrapping up a record breaking whale watching season, we are thrilled to announce that Tangalooma Island Resort have donated…(drum roll)… $7,500 to The Kids Cancer Project!

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Exploring Moreton Island Hidden Gems

20 Nov 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma Island Resort has recently revamped its bus touring across Moreton Island, giving guests the opportunity to explore the hidden gem like never before.

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One Minute in Moreton

16 Nov 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Cruise above, in, and under Moreton Island as we give you the chance to explore the world’s third largest sand island in just 60 seconds!

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EcoMarines Clean Up at Annual Awards Celebration

13 Nov 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again…our EcoMarines are absolutely nailing it! But how you ask?

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Andy Bichel shows us Tangalooma

05 Oct 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Andy is a resident of Brisbane in Queensland and loves to spend his time off at Tangalooma Island Resort. He has spent many holidays cruising across Moreton Bay to the pristine beach sands.

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October Whale Watching Wrap Up

05 Oct 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Catch up with all the highlights and whale watching action aboard the Tangalooma Jet as our Eco Ranger share’s the best footage captured in 2017!

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Tanga Water Sports Clean Up Dive

01 Oct 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

To preserve the natural beauty of Moreton Bay staff working at Tangalooma planned a dive to collect debris such as nets and fishing line that may entangle and injure marine life.

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Zoom in with photographer Sean Scott

30 Sep 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Come on a journey around Moreton Island as Sean share’s a collection his favourite photo’s of beautiful Moreton Island.

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Christine Knight Adventure Baby

25 Sep 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Christine Knight is the brains behind the blog Adventure Baby. Christine recently travelled to Tangalooma with her daughter and husband for a little family vaycay.

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10 Day Trips From Brisbane

22 Sep 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Looking for the best day trips from Brisbane? No need to look far because Brisbane has a great range of day trips, just over an hour by boat!

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Some incredible footage captured today

20 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger James

Wow, was the word of the day! We couldn't even finish the safety briefing before we ran into our first pod of whales waiting on the sandbar in about 8 meters!

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Welfie Worthy Whale Watch

08 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

As we sat on the staircase, we literally got to look into this giant mammals eyes as it rested on the surface and stared at us. The whale stayed with us for 45 minutes

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Humpback Whale Calf Smiling for us

03 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

It was quite fascinating with the calf, as every time it head lunged, it opened its mouth mid-air! The calf may have been practicing its hunting techniques for later on in life.

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Keeley O'Connor from Haven Magazine

30 Aug 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Owner of Haven Magazine, Keeley O'Connor recently spent some time experiencing some of Tangalooma Island Resorts most memorable and unique activities.

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The whales seem to be checking us out on today's cruise

27 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

One of the best whale watches of the season occurred today! The pristine weather conditions complimented the very curious whales in Moreton Bay Marine Park.

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Dolphin Communication Research

24 Aug 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Marine Education and Conservation Centre staff have documented the behaviours and interactions of wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the shores of the resort each evening.

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Kids Cancer Project take over Whale Watching

23 Aug 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma’s whale watching cruise was taken over by some of Australia’s unknown superheros with patients and families from The Kids' Cancer Project.

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Kids Cancer Project joined the Whale Watch

08 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Paul

Today was a very special day indeed. We welcomed aboard a group of little legends from The Kids Cancer Project, as well as a whole host of other excited guests.

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Greg Sullavan from the Canon Collective

26 Jul 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

We caught up with @Gregsullavan from the Canon Collective to learn more about his love for capturing that perfect shot.

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False Killer Whales stole the show

22 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The activity levels of the Humpback whales picked up today! Guests sighted whales heading both north and south.

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Whales sighted just off Tangalooma

20 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a surprising day, guests staying at the resort were treated to some free whale watching thanks to some close humpbacks!

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Students Inspire the Community

18 Jul 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Did you see our beloved Eco Marines on the TODAY Show this week? If not then now's your chance!

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First newborn calf of the 2017 season

14 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today was a very special day, as we got to see our first newborn calf of the 2017 Tangalooma Whale Watching Season!

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June’s Whale Watching Wrap

05 Jul 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Catch up with the last month of whale watching action aboard the Tangalooma Jet as our Eco Ranger share the best footage captured since the start of the 2017 whale watching season!

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Jeff Horn gears up at Tangalooma

05 Jul 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

In the weeks leading up to Jeff Horns world title fight against reigning titleholder Manny Pacquiao, Jeff took time out of his busy schedule to change his training routine up…Tangalooma Style!

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Why Tangalooma is perfect for any couple

04 Jul 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city need look no further than the idyllic beaches of Tangalooma, located on the endless sandy plains of Moreton Island.

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6 reasons why whale watching is a must

03 Jul 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

With the 2017 whale watching season well into the swing of things here at Tangalooma, here is your sneak peek in why this season is set to shine

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Nari's Journey

01 Jul 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

It’s hard to believe that today, many guests get the chance to meet 20 year old wild bottlenose dolphin Nari, completely unaware of his incredible escape from the jaws of a 3 metre bull shark.

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Spooky Island - The Scooby Doo Movie

05 May 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Did you know that the Scooby Doo movie was filmed right here at Tangalooma - yes that means your staying at Spooky Island!

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The adventurer’s guide to conquering Tangalooma

02 May 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Just a hop, skip and a jump from Brisbane lands you on the world’s third largest sand island - Moreton Island.

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How to spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day

02 May 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Does your mum fall into the ‘hard to buy for’ category? What about spoiling her with something a little more off the beaten track?

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Tangalooma gets the tick from EarthCheck

28 Apr 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma Island Resort has recently achieved Certified Silver status through EarthCheck!

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Cruze Doubles the dose of gifts

27 Apr 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

When you think of the typical 'gift', a foul smelling Sea Mullet probably isn't at the top of your wish list! But for Eco Ranger Paul, this is exactly what he received on the 6th of April!

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A View From Above

23 Feb 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

There could be worse ways to spend your days than flying high over the natural Surroundings of Moreton Island. But the Tangalooma Heli crew aren’t complaining!

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An Angel to save the day

23 Feb 2017

By Tangalooma EcoMarines

We’re all in awe of the incredible work our young Tangalooma EcoMarines are doing to protect and conserve our pristine natural environment.

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10 Reasons to take a break

22 Feb 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Often dubbed “nature’s theme park”, Tangalooma Island Resort is the treasured epicentre of the Moreton Bay region, offering infinite delights for the whole family.

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Introducing Marc Collins

22 Feb 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Every year, Tangalooma welcomes its fair share of photography enthusiasts to the Resort, all on their never ending quest to capture that perfect moment in nature’s playground.

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#TBT That Time Roger Federer Aced Dolphin Feeding

22 Feb 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

With the summer of tennis having just wrapped up for 2017 we thought we best take a trip down memory lane to relive the moment Roger Federer visited Tangalooma.

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Tangalooma Features in Qantas’ Latest Safety Video

22 Feb 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Taken a Qantas Flight lately? Well if you have, chances are you’ve seen Tangalooma feature in the brand spankin’ new safety video!

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Interview with photographer Emily-Ann

21 Dec 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Young and upcoming Sunshine Coast photographer Emily-Ann Marskell recently spent some time with us at Tangalooma Island Resort...

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

19 Dec 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

We may not have snow or dorky Christmas jumpers, but we wouldn't trade an Aussie Christmas for anything! Here's how you'll know that it's Christmas time at Tangalooma Island resort...

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10 Tanga Experiences In 10 hours

16 Dec 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Here is our must-do list of 10 Tangalooma experiences to squeeze into 10 hours...

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The Gift of Giving

12 Dec 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

With the Christmas spirit in full effect, we thought it best we share a rather peculiar story on the gift of giving. This time, involving our favourite dolphin visitors!

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Christmas Colour Ins

10 Dec 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Keep the kids busy indoors with these free Tangalooma Christmas coloring sheets!

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The Wrecks by Night

25 Nov 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Summer holidays have officially kicked off at Tangalooma Island Resort with the launch of its first ever Glass Bottom Boat experience...

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Special Arrival

24 Nov 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

One of Tangalooma's most famous wild dolphins gave crowds a wonderful surprise during a wild dolphin feeding session recently, with the arrival of her long-awaited calf...

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2016 Whale Watching Wrapped Up

23 Nov 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma's 2016 whale watching season was the most successful season ever, with over 1,000 Humpback whales sighted from June to October...

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The Wave of Change

22 Nov 2016

By Tangalooma EcoMarines

Our favourite Eco Marines are at it again, this time celebrating their year-long efforts to save Moreton Bay marine and wildlife and a special event dubbed ‘The Wave’...

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Sweet Ocean's Photography Guide

22 Nov 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Larisa Oganova notes Tangalooma as her favourite photography hotspot, travelling with her family capturing moments in nature's aquatic playground...

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Mad Maurie's Top 5 Sunsets

21 Nov 2016

By Mad Maurie

Take a look at some of Mad Maurie's best sunset photos, taken during his time working at Tangalooma for tours and guest services...

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Spotlight On 'Betts' the dolphin

01 Nov 2016

By Eco Ranger Sue

We thought it was time we caught up with one of the newer dolphin visitors Betts, a male dolphin calf whose ancestry stems right back...

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Wrapper Free Wednesday

30 Oct 2016

By Tangalooma EcoMarines

Roll-up…roll-up, but please don’t bring the plastic. Wilston State School have just launched a new initiative to inspire a change of habits within their school community...

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Top 5 of Spring

29 Oct 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Spring brings upon us some of the best conditions of the year, so we thought we best catch up with some of our island staff to ask....

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Sunset Drinks with an added 'hook'!

29 Oct 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Your Tangalooma sunset drinks have just been made a whole lot better as the Tangalooma Sessions music program rolls on across October and beyond...

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Tangalooma Features in Brisbane Monopoly!

23 Oct 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma Island Resort is officially in Brisbane's new Monopoly board, taking up residency on Regent Street...

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Green Heart Photography Competition

20 Oct 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

The 2016 Green Heart Photography Competition asks Brisbane residents to grab their cameras, get outdoors...

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TMECC Photo Showcase

23 Aug 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

There's no such thing as a normal day on the bay for our staff at the Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre...

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Quandamooka 2016

07 Jul 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

All aboard the Tangalooma whale watch as the Quandamooka people welcome the whales to the waters off Moreton Island...

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30 Day Whale Watching Wrap

06 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The 2016 whale watch season has started out with a bang, with a huge amount of Humpback Whale sightings...

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How baby dolphins play games with pufferfish

05 Jul 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Over the last few weeks Calypso has been entertaining guests watching the dolphin feed from the jetty by playing with puffer fish...

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The Desert Sands

04 Jul 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Leaving Tangalooma, you go for a bumpy 15 minute bus ride through thick Australian Sclerophyll forest...

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Corey Mansillas (Whale Eco Ranger) Interview

31 May 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Q&A with Tangalooma Eco Ranger Corey Mansillas, who will be the Eco Ranger Commentator on board Tangalooma's Whale Watch Cruises...

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Tangalooma Bucket List - Top 5

17 Mar 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

The experience is yours at Tangalooma. To help personalise your visit, we have put together a list of our TOP 5 Tangalooma Bucket List items!

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Richard Neale (Skipper) Interview

18 Feb 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Our always reliable Marine Operations Manager, Richard, describes what a day in the life of a Tangalooma Island Resort boat skipper is really like...

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Matt Poole (Dolphin Care) Interview

01 Feb 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

We catch up with our 'irish dolphin whisper' Matt to learn a little more about the behind the scenes action of our dolphin care team...

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Silhouette Fishing Hook and Line Rescue

18 Jan 2016

By Eco Ranger Sue

Crowds at the evening dolphin feeding program at Tangalooma Island Resort offered rounds of applause last night as the experienced team at the TMECC performed another successful dolphin rescue...

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Interview with 'Maxi'

10 Dec 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

After Trent 'Maxi' Maxwell, one of the lifesaving superstars of the hit TV show Bondi Rescue, recently came and visited Tangalooma we took the chance to ask him a few quick questions...

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Tinkerbell's Calf Update

12 Nov 2015

By Eco Ranger Sue

It has been just over a week now since Tinkerbell swam in with a new baby calf. The calf was very small but has been growing and filling out quickly in the past week...

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Humpback Whales filmed using the latest drone technology

04 Nov 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Ground-breaking video footage of a mother humpback whale and her calf frolicking in waters off Cape Moreton will be used to educate visitors to Tangalooma on whale conservation...

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Sue (Dolphin Care) Profile

02 Nov 2015

By Eco Ranger Sue

Every day we feed the seabirds, run dolphin behaviour presentations and kookaburra-feeding programs before gearing up for the nightly dolphin feed...

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Dolphin Tinkerbell is pregnant!

15 Oct 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Staff at Tangalooma have been very excited over the past few weeks after discovering that Tinkerbell, our alpha female dolphin is pregnant with baby number FIVE!

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Whale Song

10 Oct 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

This singing behaviour has intrigued scientists for years as it is considered a case of "culture" in an animal. Culture is defined as a behaviour that's..

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Brad (TangaTours) Profile

20 Sep 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Considering a sea-change? Get some #inspo from Brad (from TangaTours) as he explains why this is the best move he ever made!

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Henk (Guest Services) Profile

26 Aug 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

We caught up with our 'go-to' man on the island, to learn a little more about the years he's spent in our little piece of paradise, and get an inside glimpse into just how much we've grown!

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Mike Jones (Heli Pilot) Profile

19 Aug 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Michael Jones is a living his dream working as a helicopter pilot at Tangalooma. Michael has taken this opportunity to capture some great aerial shots...

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Photographer's Guide

11 Aug 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Moreton Island, is nothing short of paradise, a photographer's haven. With views rivalling the Great Barrier Reef, and an extensive diversity to it...

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White Whale Sighted

05 Aug 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

White whales are extremely rare, there are thought to be only four known all white humpback whales in the world...

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Quandamooka Festival 2015

03 Aug 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

An ancient aboriginal tradition has been brought to life at Tangalooma on Queensland's Moreton Island...

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Keiran Lusk Profile

15 Jul 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Keiran Lusk is a photographer and local resident on Moreton Island. He is also a lighthouse caretaker and park ranger on the island...

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Cruze the Baby Dolphin

14 Jul 2015

By Eco Ranger Sue

Feel-good story alert! Just recently the latest addition to the Tangalooma dolphin family ‘Cruze' was officially inducted into the nightly feeding...

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Fire & Stone Restaurant - Manager Interview

13 Jul 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Featuring mouth-watering Sichuan cuisine, delivered with both authenticity and theatre, our new restaurant Fire & Stone has quickly become a favourite...

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Possum Stuck in a Brick

07 Mar 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

Reception called us today, saying that a guest had reported a sugar glider possum stuck in a brick near the back sports oval.

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Peanut the Baby Possum

06 Mar 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

TMECC got a call about a baby possum that another staff member had found on one of the walkways around the resort.

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Injured Pied Cormorant

15 Jan 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

Last week we have had to catch a pied cormorant that was caught up in fishing lines and hooks.

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Hawksbill Turtle Rescue

08 Nov 2014

By Eco Ranger Ina

This morning we’ve had a Hawksbill Sea Turtle brought in. She was found by a group of divers at Curtain Artificial Reef, a little North of Tangalooma.

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Cruising in Moreton Bay Marine Park

16 Oct 2014

By Eco Ranger Ina

Moreton Bay boasts an incredible diversity of marine life, due to its location in an area of overlap between tropical and temperate zones.

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Bluespotted Maskray Stingray

06 Feb 2014

By Tangalooma Island Resort

The bluespotted maskray is a medium sized stingray species, growing up to 40cm in disc width, and 70cm in total length.

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Tessellate Moray Eel

30 Jan 2014

By Tangalooma Island Resort

The tessellate moray is a large species of moray eel found within the Indo-West Pacific. They grow up to 1.8m in length, but may potentially get as large as 3m.

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Bigeye Trevally

21 Jan 2014

By Tangalooma Island Resort

The big eye trevally is a common predatory fish distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific, and found around inshore and offshore reefs and seamounts down to depths of 100m.

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Feather Fin Bullfish

12 Sep 2013

By Tangalooma Island Resort

The feather fin bullfish is a common reef fish distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific. They are found singly or in pairs in many reef environments.

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Blue Swimmer Crab

04 Sep 2013

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Blue swimmer crabs (also known as sand crabs) are specialised for swimming in the water, with their back pair of legs being paddle shaped.

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Yellow Boxfish

05 Aug 2013

By Tangalooma Island Resort

The yellow boxfish can be found in tropical and temperate regions throughout the Indo-Pacific oceans, usually associated with lagoons, and coral/rocky reefs from depths of 1m to 40m deep.

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Starry Pufferfish

16 Jul 2013

By Tangalooma Island Resort

The Starry pufferfish belongs to the family Tetraodontidae, which includes all species of toadfish and pufferfish.

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