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Issue 126
January 2017


First 6 Seal Pups Released for 2017

  Platypus, Honey Badger, Giraffe, Panther, Tiger, and Grizzly Bear had completed their rehabilitation at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary is it was now time for them to be released back to the wild at Gwithian on 6th January 2017.

Below is a short video of their release filmed by Pirate FM Radio 102.2 & 102.8.

It´s the first release of the year for Cornwall´s injured seal pups...and one just doesn´t want to leave!

Some of the Residents
Grey Seal, Pumpkin needs this lifebouy to keep a float! Help!
Badger, Grey Seal
Californian Sea Lions, André and Sunny
Sea Lions
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Ray, Grey Seal
Babyface in the common seals enclosure.
Babyface, Common Seals
Florence, Miniature South Downs Sheep
Florence, Miniature South Downs Sheep
Humboldt Penguin
Humboldt Penguin
Harris, Asian Short-Claw Otter, trying to roar like a Lion!
Harris, Asian Short Claw Otters
Post Monitoring of Seals
Here is a list of tagged seals spotted in the wild by members of the CSGRT around the coast of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:-

Whist on 9th January 2017, Blyth & Boo on 19th January 2017 and Neil on 23rd January 2017.

This information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

Let´s not forget Icy, common seal pup, who was released back to the wild on 25th November 2016, has been seen several times this month on 8th, 21st and 22nd January 2017 hauled out in estuaries along the North Coast of Cornwall.

Photo below was taken by Adrian LangdonClick here to read more and here to see a larger version of this and further photos.
Photo of Icy in the wild was taken by Adrian Langdon
If you find a Seal
in the Wild
For nearly 60 years the Sanctuary has been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing those pups from our local coastline 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.

Just like to remind you 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.

If you have seen a seal disturbed in to the sea as a result of human activity or a dead seal, please call the Cornwall Wildlife Trust´s marine hotline: 0345 201 26 26.

Beach Clean 2017
A date for your diary...The next Marine Conservation Society Beach Clean will take place on Friday 3rd March 2017 between 2.30pm and 3.30pm at Gwithian beach.

Diary of the Rescued Pups for January 2017
Gannet, male grey seal pup, was rescued on 3rd January 2017 from Loe Bar, Helston.
Gannet - Photo by Zoe Morris
Raccoon, male grey seal pup, was rescued on 8th January 2017 from Looe. He was found malnourished with an upper respiratory infection and deep wound on right rear flipper.
Raccoon - Photo by Zoe Morris
Flamingo, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 8th January 2017 from Perranporth. She was found with a tear to her top lip and also the pup was underweight.
Flamingo - Photo by Zoe Morris
Llama, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 7th January 2017 from the Isles of Scillies. She was found with bite wounds to her rear fippers and tail.
Llama - Photo by Zoe Morris
Mantis Shrimp, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 12th January 2017 from Sandy Cove, Newlyn. She was found with a respiratory infection and malnourished.
Mantis Shrimp - Photo by Zoe Morris
Limpet, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 13th January 2017 from Mousehole.
Limpet - Photo by Zoe Morris
Cheetah, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 13th January 2017 from Longstone Downderry. She was suffering from low red blood count and wounds on rear flippers.
Cheetah - Photo by Zoe Morris
Koala, male grey seal pup, was rescued on 18th January 2017 from Sandy Cove, Newlyn. He was found to be very malnourished.
Koala - Photo by Zoe Morris
Pangolin, male grey seal pup, was rescued on 20th January 2017 from Sennen Cove. He was found with this horrible fish hook in his mouth.
Pangolin - Photo by Zoe Morris
Wolf, male grey seal pup, was rescued on 31st January 2017 from Chapel Porth, near St Agnes. He was found with a net entanglement.
Wolf - Photo by Zoe Morris

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.

Plus you can also purchase SEA LIFE Annual Passes and Merlin Annual Passes.

When you click here or on the button right, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´ Official Cornish Seal Sanctuary website for the Best Price Guarantee.
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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