MARINE MAGIC: The young stars of Blue Zoo taking a break with one of their aquatic co-stars. Photo: Contributed
MARINE MAGIC: The young stars of Blue Zoo taking a break with one of their aquatic co-stars. Photo: Contributed Contributed

Coffs takes centre stage in new reality TV show

THE cameras have started rolling on a reality television series which is set to catapult an iconic Coffs Coast attraction onto the world stage.

Dolphin Marine Magic has become a film set for a 13- part wildlife adventure documentary series, Blue Zoo.

The series brings together four teenagers from Ireland and four from Australia and follows them as they work and train to become marine experts.

A collaboration of ABC 3 and RTE Young Peoples Programs in Ireland, Blue Zoo is being produced by Air Pig Productions and David Atkins Enterprises. Sally Browing from Air Pig Productions said the eight rookie marine enthusiasts would take over key roles at the marine park.

"The series will follow these gutsy teenagers who will hone their communication, science, creative and team-building skills under the supervision and guidance of marine experts," Sally said.

The cameras are set to roll at Dolphin Marine Magic for the next six weeks.

The production is involving close to 30 people injecting about $2 million into the local economy.

The television series will screen on ABC3 and in Ireland next year.



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