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Young actors and dolphins make for good TV

Marine magic becomes TV set. Pic young actors, Jaymin Hyland-Taylor from Coffs harbour, and Sophie O'Loughlin-Kennedy from Ireland. Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate
Marine magic becomes TV set. Pic young actors, Jaymin Hyland-Taylor from Coffs harbour, and Sophie O'Loughlin-Kennedy from Ireland. Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

THE real stars of ABC3's Blue Zoo television show have been the animals at Dolphin Marine Magic, according to the cast, yet based on the first weeks of filming the series looks set to uncover a few natural born actors.

Eight teenagers from across Australia and Ireland make up the cast of the documentary series, which follows them as they are mentored by dolphin and seal trainers, a marine vet and local marine rescue agencies.

Co-director David Atkins said the unplanned moments have made the first three weeks memorable.

"The marine rookie enthusiasts have been diving on the Solitary Islands, whale watching and even have helped to perform turtle and dolphin rescues at sea totally out of the blue, already we have some amazing shots in what should be a great series teaching a younger audience the important of marine conservation," Mr Atkins said.

"The work is serious and they are having the adventure of a lifetime," Sally said.

Rookie Bailey Hendy said he can't wait to go home and share his experiences with his friends and family.

"So far it has definitely been a life changing experience for me meeting all the people and connecting with the animals," Bailey said.

Aurea Kenny is one of the Irish teenagers who were hand-picked in casting for the series.

"The highlight for me is just being here in Australia and getting to interact with the animals and the marine team we have done so much here and it's been special rescuing animals," Aurea said.

Blue Zoo will be shown on ABC3 in the second half of next year.

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