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Saving Our Seals

3 March 2017

Tune into Channel Nine at 7:30pm tonight (Friday 3 March) to learn about the plight of seals and watch the AGL Marine Response Unit in action in the Nine News Special, Saving Our Seals.

This half-hour documentary, hosted by Livinia Nixon, will discover what happens when a seal is in distress and the AGL Marine Response Unit, based at Melbourne Zoo, is called in to help.

The AGL Marine Response Unit is Victoria’s first dedicated team of keepers and vets able to respond to the hundreds of calls for help that occur each year in Victoria.

The AGL Marine Response Unit has been running since 2013 with the help of organisations such as Parks Victoria, Fisheries Victoria and many volunteers. The unit treats and cares for seals as well as other marine animals that have come off second-best in encounters with humans. The AGL Marine Response Unit relies on the community to report on any injured and distressed marine wildlife on Victoria’s coastline.

If you see injured or distressed marine wildlife please report it to the AGL Marine Response Unit on 1300 AGL MRU (1300 245 678).

AGL is a platinum partner of Zoos Victoria.