Sandy Shores Lagoon

Home to some of Sea World's Bottlenose dolphins

Home to some of Sea World's Bottlenose dolphins and the location for the daily Our World of the Dolphin Presentation

Enjoy watching these incredible mammals as they interact with each other. Don't miss the daily presentation to learn more about them.

Dolphin Exhibit

Three large lagoon systems

Home to some rescued animals not able to be released

Location of the daily Our World of the Dolphin Presentation

Meet some of the Dolphins

Meet Nudge
Meet Nudge

Nudge was found in the shallows at Nudgee Beach, with monofilament fishing line entangled all around his tail fluke and a number of old wounds including a large stingray barb which was later found to be imbedded on his left hand side. Nudge was found at an age where he would still be nursing from his mother and heavily reliant upon her for survival. This meant that he had not developed the necessary skills to survive out in the ocean.

Meet RAAF
Meet RAAF

RAAF was found as a young calf lying on his side, badly sunburnt, stranded on the high tide mark on a beach in the Royal Australian Armed Forces Base at Evan’s Heads, NSW. After many weeks of dedicated care RAAF recovered from his injuries. Due to his age on arrival he was not able to be released as he would not have been able to fend for himself in the wild.

Meet Howie
Meet Howie

Howie became entangled in fishing line which cut a notch at the base of his dorsal fin, making re-entanglement a likely occurrence. It was suggested by Queensland fisheries for Howie to come to Sea World to recover and due to his injuries to remain here. Howie is now a very visible example of the effect of ghost netting and the importance of removing all fishing gear when you have finished.

Exhibit locations

Sandy Shores Lagoon

This exhibit is located at the front of the park and is the first dolphin lagoon you will reach when you enter from the main entry, refer to the map for more details.

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More attractions

Our World of the Dolphin

Educational Presentation

Our World of the Dolphin

on-ride features

Affinity Dolphin Presentation

Feature Presentation

Affinity Dolphin Presentation

on-ride features

​​ANIMAL ADVENTURE

Dolphin Deep Water Adventure

Water-Based Animal Adventure

Dolphin Deep Water Adventure

on-ride features

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