The Gold Coast is famous for its stunning beaches, but as a new series premiering 6.00pm Saturday, 8 July on 7two and 7plus highlights, it’s also home to an elite team of animal experts willing to put their lives on the line to save endangered sea life.
Gold Coast Ocean Rescue gives viewers a front row seat aboard the drama-packed missions of the Sea World Foundation as they work tirelessly to protect the world’s most vulnerable marine creatures.
From rescue to rehab, no mission is too risky for this dedicated team of vets and marine scientists, whether that means wrestling with man-eating sharks, releasing distressed whales from fishing nets, or even removing a polar bear’s sore tooth.
There are heart-warming moments too, with emotions high when it comes to rescuing sea turtles, dolphins, penguins and even sea snakes from dangerous situations.
If an animal is too sick or injured to be released on the spot, the rescue team bring it back to Sea World’s state-of-the-art facility for treatment where the aim is always to rescue, rehabilitate and release.
Gold Coast Ocean Rescue also showcases the ground-breaking research and conservation carried out by Sea World across the globe, as its specialist team goes to extreme lengths to save the planet’s endangered sea creatures.
Gold Coast Ocean Rescue - Premieres 6.00pm Saturday, 8 July on 7two and 7plus