Study Program(s): Bachelor of Science (Biology)
Study Mode: On campus
Study Level: Undergraduate
Study Campus: Rockhampton
Graduation Year: 1999
Tacha has a key role at Sea World (Gold Coast) within the Marine Sciences Division, including the areas of marine animal husbandry, training and rehabilitation of rescued animals. She has participated in the rescue and rehabilitation of many different marine mammal species including humpback, melon head, and pilot whales; false killer whales, indopacific humback and bottlenose dolphins, spotted and rough toothed dolphins, dugongs, and New Zealand fur seals to name a few. In 2014 she featured in world media for her role in saving a juvenile humpback whale stranded on a Gold Coast beach.
Tacha originally volunteered to work at Sea World while completing her Bachelor of Science degree at CQUniversity Rockhampton, where she lived at Capricornia College on campus. She also did volunteer placements with the Mon Repos turtles near Bundaberg and with native animals at Currumbin Sanctuary.