SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast welcomes a brand new attraction coming December 2019 – 15 Little Blue Penguins!
The AAT team are currently on-site at Sea Life Mooloolaba carrying out the refurbishment of the existing Billabong zone enclosure in anticipation of the new arrivals. The refurbishment includes specialist aquarium works such as waterproofing and resealing of the existing acrylic panel windows for the above and below water exhibit and the addition of new life support systems for water filtration and treatment especially tailored to the penguins.
The interactive exhibit brings the penguins to the Sunshine Coast for the first time and gives staff a unique opportunity to educate in detail to locals the threats experienced by the penguins in their natural habitat. The animals previously inhabiting the 30 year old exhibit have been sent out to their new homes across Australia and Internationally.
AAT’s own Jay Langmead working in the refurbished penguin enclosure. Photo: John McCutcheon