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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Simon Hampel, 1 May 2004.

  1. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I can't seem to find a map on their website, however their page of "Zones" doesn't include any freshwater ones but it does include the upcoming penguins - so you're probably right (and would explain, of course, why they got rid of their platypus).
     
  2. zooboy28

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    Thanks Chlidonias, I couldn't find a current map either. Having the penguin encounter right at the start of the aquarium (which is where the freshwater zone was) will probably be a reasonably sensible approach, and will mean that people enter the rest of the aquarium in a fairly even way. But it will mean quite a bottleneck on arrival I suspect, especially on busy days. This will presumably be where photos are taken too.

    They talk about using the zone to highlight conservation issues on Macquarie Island, but it doesn't look like they are theme-ing the exhibit to look like the island...?
     
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    In the article only Gentoo penguins are mentioned, will King penguins be added later and are the penguins wild caught or did they come from another collection - and if so, from which ?
     
  7. Jabiru96

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    The Penguin Expedition page on their website mentions explicitly (as well as including images) that king penguins will be part of the exhibit, so either they will be coming later or are possibly behind the scenes yet to be introduced. The penguins themselves will be coming from Melbourne Aquarium (they received three gentoo penguins from there recently) and I assume also from Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life in New Zealand (if I remember rightly, non-native penguins can only be imported from New Zealand).
     
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    It should be remembered that Sydney Aquarium, Melbourne Aquarium and Kelly Tarlton's are all owned by Merlin Entertainment. In effect, Merlin have a monopoly on these species in our region. I believe Kelly Tarlton have bred these species for a number of years, I have no idea if Melbourne Aquarium ever have, but the birds can come from either or both, but nowhere else.
     
  9. zooboy28

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    Melbourne has bred penguins, I think both species.

    Not quite a monopoly. There is another holder, Sea World, which has both species and has bred at least the Kings (4 chicks this season). Sea World was part of the same company as Melbourne and Sydney Aquariums (and Kelly Tarltons?) before these went to Merlin.
     
  10. Jabiru96

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    You are correct, both Melbourne Aquarium and Sea World have bred both king and gentoo penguins.
     
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    I saw this article earlier today that looked to be of interest. It concerns the Clever Buoy system that aims to protect beachgoers from sharks without killing the sharks themselves or other marine life.

    You don’t need a bigger boat: AI buoys safeguard swimmers and sharks

    The above article links to another article about how Sydney Sea Life Aquarium have installed one of the systems in their shark tank. This is so the Clever Buoy could be refined so that harmless sharks can be differentiated from dangerous species.

    'Virtual shark net' called Clever Buoy tested at Sydney aquarium
     
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    really beautiful aquarium
     
  13. leone

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    Hi, does anyone know when he opens the coral reef?:)
     
  14. WhistlingKite24

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    Some very sad news:(:(:(
    After scrolling through their Facebook page, it seems that their female dugong, ‘Wuru’ died in May 2018.
    SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
     
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    Very, very saddening. I was hoping to go in the next year or so...
     
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    are there project plans on great barrier reef in pdf ?
     
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