Ditch the single use plastic cutlery – Tip 5 of 10 for a critter friendly festive season

Single use plastic cutlery is so passe these days. It’s one of the most common items we find on our regular beach clean ups. But not only that, food tastes so much better on reusable cutlery. And there are multiple options available so you can avoid the single use plastic nightmares and leave only footprints […]

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Choose the blue – Tip 4 of 10 for a critter friendly festive season

Tonnes and tonnes of seafood will be consumed over the silly season and we often wonder how many people know, or even ask where their seafood is coming from? Do you know if there were other critters caught alongside your trawled prawns? Were any habitats cleared to make way for that shrimp farm? Do you […]

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Make your own reusable cup – Tip 3 of 10 for a critter friendly festive season

We all know by now, well hopefully we all do 🙂 that it’s cool to bring your own cup, either for coffee or smoothies or juice, whatever drink floats your boat. But have you considered making your own? Head of SEA LIFE Trust ANZ, Claudette was wondering what to do with all those elastic bands […]

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Return and Earn in NSW – Tip 2 of 10 for a critter friendly festive season

Finally the container deposit scheme has arrived in NSW. Sorry Queensland and WA yours is on its way. Tasmania you need to keep harassing your local members! After decades of asking, pleading, cajoling and threatening, ‘Return and Earn’ is up and running in NSW and the place to take all your single use drink containers, […]

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Blow bubbles not balloons – Tip 1 of 10 for a critter friendly festive season

A 2016 CSIRO study identified balloons among the top three most harmful pollutants threatening marine wildlife, along with plastic bags and bottles. So when balloons fly seabirds and turtles die. And we don’t want that so why not blow bubbles instead? It’s a great way to engage young kids at parties and to be honest, […]

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Cross the Oceans for Turtles

From our guest blogger Regan Taylor, aquarist at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast & SO Sunshine Coast Facilitator. We love our oceans and we want to see them protected, now and for the future. So we are holding a “Cross the Oceans” Challenge supporting global marine conservation charity the SEA LIFE Trust! Did you know 6 […]

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Dozens of baby turtles released ready to cross the oceans

On Monday 17 April 58 baby loggerhead turtles were taken by boat from SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and released into the East Australian Current – 20 kilometres from Mooloolaba. The hatchlings came about as part of wider project in collaboration with University of Queensland, Queensland Museum and SEA LIFE Trust. Now released, it is expected […]

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Plastic Bottle Boat to enter Sydney Harbour Race

A boat made of over 1,000 discarded plastic bottles is entered to race in Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach paddling event on 26 February. Paige Birkenhead, Guest Experience officer at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has built the boat to raise awareness of the growing threat of plastic pollution in our oceans. We think this is […]

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Happy World Wetlands Day!

HAPPY WORLD WETLANDS DAY! World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971. Wetlands are one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. Not only are they critical […]

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The Map to Paradise

If a ‘Map to Paradise’ existed, what would this map look like? Film makers Danielle Ryan and James Sherwood (pic below) will take you on a journey to discover what ‘underwater paradise’ might look like, and to show you that dreams do come true. We want to make sure that people feel and believe that […]

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