Dolphin Marine Conservation Park

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Australian Sea Lions

Dolphin Marine Conservation Park has the most successful breeding record for the endangered Australian Sea Lion of any facility worldwide. Due to old hunting habits and the current ocean plastic issue, Australian Sea Lion numbers have been dwindling for decades. Read more about our rescue, rehabilitation and breeding programs here


Did You Know?

Australian Sea Lion Graphic

  • Australian sea lions are members of the ‘eared seal’ group and have a small external ear.
  • They have a third eyelid! It’s clear so they can still see while protecting their eye at the same time.
  • Their heart rate falls to 5 beats per minute while diving underwater!
  • When they’re underwater, their nostrils and ears close completely?

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Aboriginal Artwork

We acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr people
who are the traditional custodians of this land.
We pay respect to the Elders, both past and present,
of the Gumbaynggirr Nation and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.