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A seal of approval for recycling

A seal of approval for recycling Posted 12-Mar-2011

COFFS Harbour’s Pet Porpoise Pool has received top marks in its first recycling “exam”. Late last year, the Pet Porpoise Pool designed and installed three recycling stat..

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Tiny turtles come out of shells

Tiny turtles come out of shells Posted 15-Feb-2011

A RE-DESIGN of the Pet Porpoise Pool’s turtle exhibit has produced some unexpected results. Pool staff were surprised to find three healthy and active baby freshwater turtles in the e..

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Pet Porpoise Pool marks 40 years

Pet Porpoise Pool marks 40 years Posted 05-Dec-2010

AN exhibition of cartoons by Pet Porpoise Pool founder Hec Goodall will be staged at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery in January to mark 40 years which in recent years been steered to national prominenc..

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Penguin population boom at Pool

Penguin population boom at Pool Posted 09-Sep-2009

ONE of Coffs Harbour’s iconic attractions is experiencing a population boom that might necessitate it being re-named. The Pet Porpoise Pool is being overrun with penguins. It is cele..

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Local marine authorities sign MOU

Local marine authorities sign MOU Posted 01-Sep-2010

TURTLES, whales and other marine creatures can be guaranteed the very best care on the Coffs Coast. The Coffs Harbour Pet Porpoise Pool and the Department of Environment, Climate Change a..

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When Dr Harry met Bella

When Dr Harry met Bella Posted 14-Jul-2010

AUSTRALIA'S highest profile vet took a dip with a famous local yesterday. Dr Harry, in town making housecalls and filming for his spot on television's Better Homes and Gardens, dropped in at t..

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Coffs prepares for World Ocean Day

Coffs prepares for World Ocean Day Posted 15-Jun-2010

WORLD Ocean Day, a celebration of marine life recognising the importance of ocean conservation, will be marked on the Coffs Coast this Tuesday. The day marks the United Nations’ Internat..

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Free Marine Magic for seniors

Free Marine Magic for seniors Posted 10-Apr-2010

COFFS Harbour’s Pet Porpoise Pool is offering seniors free entry to the award-winning attraction tomorrow, the last day of Seniors Week 2010. The Pet Porpoise Pool has two Marine Magic s..

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Calf stealing the limelight

Calf stealing the limelight Posted 22-Jan-2011

NOT many seven-week-old babies can swim but Jet, the newest addition to the Pet Porpoise Pool family, is already powering along like an Olympian. An alert and curious young dolphin, Jet has be..

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Porpoise Pool helps sick animals

Porpoise Pool helps sick animals Posted 15-Jan-2010

THE Pet Porpoise Pool is known to locals and tourists for its fun and entertaining shows, interaction with animals and providing a magical close encounter experience for all guests to the par..

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Talking to dolphins

Talking to dolphins Posted 05-Jan-2010

STEPHANIE Henderson and Morgan Mingle have discovered that Jet the baby dolphin at the Pet Porpoise Pool is disciplined regularly. The two American students, completing a thesis dissertation, ..

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Baby Dolphin born at Pet Porpoise Pool

Baby Dolphin born at Pet Porpoise Pool Posted 04-Dec-2009

THE Pet Porpoise Pool’s population has grown by one. ‘Calamity’ gave birth yesterday under a full moon in just under an hour of labour. Pool staff said the calf &ndash..

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I seen Bucky on sash on TV just now. What an amazing spirit. I feel blessed to be kissed by a trooper. Xoxo thank you Greg for sharing an amazing dolphin. I work with Fuji and I am glad we have a photo booth for people to keep the memories. Sometimes it is all you have. I love my kiss picture with Bucky. Thank you for your photo. Paige Sinclair CEO..

Katherine Thompson

This was my last visit to The pet Porpoise pool 35 years ago I was 7. we used to go every year when I was little and my grandmother getting kissed by a seal was the highlight of the day. I loved feeding the fairy penguins and my dream is to one day swim with the dolphins. I would love to win passes to marine magic to experience it again with my family. What great memories Katherine, we hope to w..


My mum and I just spend the whole weekend at Pet Porpoise Pool, we travel from Tweed to Coffs just to see Buck and Zip, we love them and can't get enough. Already driven down 3 times this year, and every time it's amazing. And we loved seeing all 5 dolphins in the pool, Bella's a sneaky little thing! We got drenched by her plenty of times hahaha. Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves - Paige S..


I took my two children years ago and loved it now I have a 5 year old who desperately want dolphin and seal kisses.. making plans to go again very soon Thank you Jenny, Good Luck :)..

Joy Cook

The last time I went it was called "Pet Porpoise Pool". Took the Grandkids last Saturday. We all had a fantastic time. Well done everyone, keep up the great work. The Cook, Welsh and Beverleys. Great thank you!!! ..

Sharnie henderson

We adore dolphin marine conservation park the staff are so caring and lovely and the food is great .. the dolphins are well cared for .. my partner and 5 year old cuddle a dolphin i was disappointed becoz i was pregnant at the time and couldnt ... definitely on the cards to come back asap ... we love the park sooooooo much .. its really a blessing to have them x Thank you Sharnie, yo..


Family had a great time Kids keep asking to go again. Lots of fun and heaps of information too Thank you Tracey..

Stacie frost

This places is amazing it’s a must see every time I go there Thank you Stacie - we look forward to seeing you again soon :)..

Michelle Coad

My family with two teenage children travelled from Port Macquarie to visit on 15th July because my daughters school camp to Coffs Harbour was cancelled and the one thing she wanted to see the most was the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. We arrived late so didn’t see the dolphin show but absolutely loved seeing the seals, dolphins, penguins and other marine life with their daily goings on. We..


I was a junior marine ranger for the whole day and it was such an incredible experience, it is definitely worth coming and having a look at, and even if you are not a junior marine ranger it is still mind blowingly awesome, one of my favorite moments there was being able to see the dolphin show and also being able to pat the dolphins belly, my favorite dolphin is Calamity because she is really..

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