SOS logo News Update Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Issue 134
June 2017


View from the Paddock to the Estuary
Atlanta thinks her breath smells a bit fishy!
Atlanta, Grey Seal
Cheeky Ray has a Facebook Page. Are you following him?
Ray, Grey Seal
The very Handsome Badger...shhh! don´t tell Ray!
Sheba is can you believe it...45½ years old!
Sunny, Californian Sea Lion, on 16th June 2017 recovering from his dental surgery earlier that day.
Sunny the next day after his dental surgery...Sunbathing!
André checking out the new surf board
Andre checking out the new surf board
Noito, Patagonian Sea Lion, making the most of the sun
Diego and Noito, Patagonian Sea Lions
Humboldt Penguins are starting their moulting period!
Humboldt Penguins
Humboldt Penguins
Harris, Asian Short-Clawed Otter, enjoying the sun!
Apricot and Harris, Asian Short-Clawed Otters
Apricot and Harris, Asian Short-Clawed Otters
Babyface was hoping for a "photo call" with Buddy, Bo and Jarvis! but Buddy and Bo just didn´t want to join in!
Buddy, Babyface, Bo and Jarvis, Common Seals
Babyface says "ok´s just you and me then!"
 Babyface and Jarvis, Common Seals
Final 5 female Seal Pups Released
Caiman, Lobster, Mantis Shrimp, Fish and Flamingo were released at Dollar Cove, Gunwalloe on 13th June 2017.

The planned release is a major operation involving several members of the Sanctuary team.
Seal Release - 13th June 2017
The rehabilitation pool was drained, and then each pup was herded into a cage and then transferred to a trailer which was then driven onto the beach to be safely released.

It was a very quick release; it didn´t take them very long to venture out into the sea and were soon immersed amongst the waves. Click here to see a selection of photos of the release. Also click here to read the press release.
Seal Release - 13th June 2017
Attraction´s Leaflet
Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s leaflet.
Willow wants more fish!
Feeding time in the convalescent pool
Naughty Seagulls hoping to get a fish!
Feeding time in the convalescent pool
Badger Waddle woodland walk
Badger Waddle woods walk
The Pygmy Goats´ first summer at the Sanctuary!
Pygmy Goats
Pygmy Goats
Pygmy Goats
George, Megan, Taylor, Claire and Johannah
George, Megan, Taylor, Claire and Johannah
Dan from the BDMLR and Tamara, the Sanctuary´s Curator
Tamara, Curator, and Dan from the BDMLR
Will and Becca, part of the Front of House team
Front of House staff
Jinx, Rescued Juvenile Seal
Jinx is currently in the nursery pool number 3, she is getting plenty of fish supplemented with fluids and multivitamins.

Once she has gained some more weight then Jinx will be moved into the convalescent pool for the next stage of rehabilitation.

Photo below of Jinx was taken on 16th June 2017.
Post 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:-
Whist on 5th June 2017, Gibbon on 8th & 12th June 2017, Octopus (©photo below) on 15th June 2017 and Pebbles on 17th June 2017.
This information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.
Octopus - 15th June 2017
If you find a Seal
in the Wild
For 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.
Pup on beach being rescued from Gwithian
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.

Seal photobombs snorkellers on Scilly
The moment a snorkeller got up close and personal with a friendly seal during a snorkelling trip to the Isles of Scilly has been caught on camera.

Click here to go to Cornwall´s Piratefm 102.2 & 102.8 Radio Station´s website to read more about this amazing experience.

Lizzie Carr shared this photo on Twitter, posting "we were out snorkelling and this seal popped his head up". Click here to visit Lizzie´s website.
Lizzie Carr shared this amazing photo on Twitter
Click here to go to Scilly Seal Snorkelling´s facebook page.

Dogs are Welcome
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. Don´t forget to bring some poo bags with you to clear up after your dog(s).

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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