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    Dolphin Marine Magic is a small marine park in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, which features dolphins, seals and various other wildlife. Hix reviewed it here: http://www.zoochat.com/24/coffs-harbour-pet-porpoise-pool-213487/. The park appears to have been in the news a bit lately, being targeted by the group Australia for Dolphins following the airing of an ABC children's TV show, Blue Zoo, which was filmed at the park. Subsequent investigations were conducted by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, which appears to have become a bit of a political scandal.

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    As Dolphin Marine Magic is a member of ZAA, the industry association has released the following two statements on the investigations. Its not entirely clear why these statements have been released so long after the initial allegations, although the investigation by NSW DPI appears to be ongoing (Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian).


     
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    The CEO of Dolphin Marine Magic has defended the park after former NSW premier Bob Carr has called for change in legislation to stop the keeping of dolphins in captivity in Australia (he also targeted Sea World Gold Coast):

    Back off Bob - Dolphin Marine Magic defends reputation | Coffs Coast Advocate

     
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    Another article related to the matter:

    Conservationists continue efforts to close Coffs Harbour's Dolphin Marine Magic - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

     
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