Operation Bay Watch
50,000 More Eyes To Protect Our Marine Life
’1,400 seals die every year as a result of entanglement injuries, along with sea birds, whales, dolphins and turtles’….Melbourne Zoo.
The Boating Industry Association of Victoria and the AGL Marine Response Unit based at the Melbourne Zoo, have launched Operation Bay Watch aimed at lifting the surveillance for injured marine life on Port Phillip and Western Port Bays by engaging the boating community to keep a watch out for injured mammals. 68% of Victoria’s 172,000 registered water craft operate on the Bays.
Plastic rubbish and discarded fishing line is responsible for killing or maiming both sea birds and marine wildlife, especially seals, which are often entangled in fishing line, netting or even packing tape.
Join Operation Bay Watch and Help Protect our Marine Life
Add the AGL Marine Response Unit 1300 245 678 to your mobile phone.
If you see injured or distressed marine wildlife contact the AGL Marine Response Unit.
Take a photo on your mobile phone of the injured marine wildlife and text it to the AGL Marine Response Unit on 1300 245 678 with a description of the location.
Follow up with phone call 1300 245 678.
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