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Issue 156
January 2019

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Put Wildlife First
A new sign packed with information about what to do if you come across wildlife in need has been erected recently at its first coastal location in Cornwall.
Click here to read more.

The beach signage was created by The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, with help from Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, The RSPB, 2 Minute Beach Clean, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and The Cornwall Marine and Coastal Code Group and was funded by the SEALIFE Trust.
Put Wildlife First


Love the Beach - Dont Let Litter Spoil It! Love Your Beach

Whilst on the beach this year you may see these stands, please spare a few minutes.

Make a Difference with a "2 Minute Beach Clean"

Love Your Beach - Don´t Let Litter Spoil It!


Plastic litter affects Marine Life!
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary were live on ITV News West Country earlier this month talking about a serious issue how plastic litter affects seals and all other marine animals.   Please think twice about where your rubbish may end up.

The images from ITV´s news items have reignited the debate surrounding single-use plastic bags, and whether they should be banned by supermarkets.

Photo Credit - Sue Sayer - Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust
Photo Credit - Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust


Photo Gallery
We hope you enjoy this selection of photos, click here or on the photo of your choice below to see a larger version of the image.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary Atlanta
Aayla Aayla
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Cornish Seal Sanctuary Bertie
Cornish Seal Sanctuary Megan, Elliot and Grace


Rescued Seal Pups 2018/19
Seal Rescue Hospital It has been a very busy 2018/19 rescue season with lots more seal pups arriving this month.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary has had 51 rescued seal pups through the hospital to care and rehabiliate between 24th August and 30th December 2018.

Members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue medics team have had a very busy time this season helping the Seal Sanctuary to rescue the sick and injured pups.
Magnum P.I., male seal pup, was rescued on 2nd January 2019 from Little Fistral beach in Newquay. Prince, male seal pup, was rescued on 4th January 2019 from Nanjizel.
Magnum P.I. Prince
Biggie Smalls (Panini), male seal pup, was found at Porth beach in Newquay on 8th January 2019. Cher, female seal pup, was rescued on 9th January 2019 from Harlyn beach in Padstow.
Biggie Smalls (Panini) Cher
Miami Vice, female seal pup, was rescued on 10th January 2019 from Kynance Cove. Hope, female seal pup, was rescued on 15th January 2019 from Gunwalloe.
Miami Vice Hope
Slash, female seal pup, was rescued on 23rd January 2019 from Porthoustock. Arnold, male seal pup, was rescued on 23rd January 2019 from a beach in St Ives Bay.
Slash Arnold
ET, male seal pup, was rescued on 25th January 2019 from Gunwalloe. Kizz, male seal pup, was rescued on 25th January 2019 from Holywell Bay, Newquay.
ET Kizz


Adopt a Resident or a Rescued Seal Pup
You can help support the work of The Cornish Seal Sanctuary as they care for Rescued Seal Pups and the Residents by joining the Adoption Scheme. Click here for more information.

Each Adoption makes a valuable contribution to the seal rescue programme, allowing the Sanctuary to provide continuing care for those seals and other marine mammals around our coasts that need our help and to look after those that are unable to be released back into the wild.
Pups


Conservation
Club
Just Giving
Page
"Sprint for Seals" Event
Are your kids looking bored at you today because they want something to do with their Saturdays? Fear not! The Cornish Seal Sanctuary can help.

Every Saturday in March 2019 the Cornish Seal Sanctuary will be running the Conservation Club for 8 - 14 year olds!
Call Alex on 01326 221361
Did you know the Sanctuary have a Just Giving page? You can help with the work of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing seal pups.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary really appreciate your support, and couldn´t help pups like Morwenna without it. Click here for more details.
Say hello to the seals and take in the view of the Helford estuary during the 3K muddy fun run at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary on

Sunday 24th March 2019!

Registration 8.30am Run starts at 9.30am
Click here to read more.
Conservation Club Just Giving Fundraising Page Sprint for Seals

If you find a Seal in the Wild
For over 60 years the Sanctuary has been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing pups from the Cornish coastline and beyond that find themselves in trouble, whether it be eye problems, respiratory infections and malnourishment to broken bones, pollution-related problems and being separated from their mother too soon.
Pup being checked by staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary A quick reminder that if you discover a seal pup that is in distress or alone, please call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 and/or the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team on 01825 765546.

DO keep your distance;
DON´T attempt to handle the pup;
DON´T attempt to put the pup in the sea;
DON´T ignore the situation;
DO tell the appropriate organisation.


Do you have any
unwanted Towels!
If anyone has any spare towels they don´t want, please drop them into the reception at the Sanctuary, the Animal Care Team are desperate for these, as the stock of towels are running very low.

The Animal Care Team use 4 towels per seal a day so if you have any old towels you don´t want, please drop them in.

Why do the Animal Care Team ask for towels?

These are used during the rescue process, first to distract the seal and then to cover its head and body. Once the seal´s head is covered they tend to calm down.

Towels are also used during the rehabilitation process, again for handling the seal and also to keep the pen dry and warm during the early part of the treatment.
Post Release Monitoring
of Seals
With each update we will name any tagged seals spotted in the wild by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) around the coast of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:-
Beast on 02/01/2019, 03/01/2019, 10/01/2019 & 17/01/2019,
Boo, Riley & Shrek on 03/01/2019,
Shuttle on 03/01/2019 & 10/01/2019,
Snowdrop on 03/01/2019 & 04/01/2019,
Elvis on 03/01/2019 & 10/01/2019
Orion 03/01/2019 & 17/01/2019,
Panther on 06/01/2019,
Blyth on 10/01/2019,
Jewell on 17/01/2019


This above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.
Animal
Adoptions
Dogs are
Welcome
Latest
Leaflet
A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.

To purchase an adoption, simply call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 or purchase your adoption pack during your visit!   Please click here for more details.
Did you know that the Cornish Seal Sanctuary loves well behaved dogs! Dogs are always welcome at the Sanctuary provided they are kept on a lead.

Please do not leave dog(s) in your car during your visit. Also don´t forget to bring some poo bags with you to clear up after your dog(s).
Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s leaflet.


WINTER OPENING TIMES
As from 5th November 2018
to mid April 2019
Opening Times
11am - 4pm with
Last Admissions at 3pm
Animal Adoptions Dogs are always welcome Latest leaflet

Buy your Discount Entry Tickets in Advance
Don´t forget to purchase your entrance tickets for single admission tickets, family tickets, group tickets, school bookings, etc., on-line in advance and Save Money.

When you click here or on the button right, it will take you through to the Official Cornish Seal Sanctuary website for the Best Price Guarantee.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE
A Frequent Question: I´m on holiday in the area and can´t print my tickets

Answer: Although it is preferable and quicker if the front of house staff have a printed copy of your ticket, you can still book your tickets online in advance and make savings if you bring along the booking reference number (or can show the email confirmation on a mobile device) and some ID that matches the booking name. The Front of House Staff can then check the records and allow entry from there.

This news update has been put together by volunteers/supporters of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

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