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Issue 138
November 2017


Rescued Seal Pups 2017/18
It has been a very busy 2017/18 rescue season with lots more seal pups arriving, ten arrived this month.
Ross, male seal pup, was rescued on 3rd November 2017 from Porthchapel. The pup was found underweight with small wounds to his tail and flippers. Also had a scratch in his eye.
Providence, female seal pup, was rescued on 8th November 2017 from Constantine, Padstow. She is the smallest to arrive at the seal hospital for 2017/18 rescue season.
Cary, male seal pup, was rescued on 20th November 2017 from Pendeen near St Just. Quite lethargic and malnourished. This pup weighed 13.5kgs.
Kynance, male seal pup, was rescued on 20th November 2017 from Sennen Cove. Cuts all over his body and flipper.
Charles, male seal pup, was rescued on 23rd November 2017 from Mawnan Smith. Very skinny pup with a small wound on his left shoulder. Weighed 13.5kgs.
George, male seal pup, was rescued on 4th November 2017 from Dollar Cove. A severe wound to his back and more superficial wounds to his flippers.
Caroline, female seal pup,was rescued on 13th November 2017 from Carbis Bay, St Ives. Minor wounds to her tail and front flippers. Weighed 14.5kgs.
Charlestown, male seal pup, was rescued on 20th November 2017 from Towan Beach, Newquay. Upper respiratory infection and malnourished.
Margaret, female seal pup, was rescued on 23rd November 2017 from Cape Cornwall. Weighed 13.5kgs.
Jeremy, male seal pup, was rescued on 23rd November 2017 from Pendeen. He had a very large abscess on his shoulder. This pup weighed 16kgs.

If you find a Seal in the Wild
For 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.
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.
Pup on beach being rescued from the beach at St Ives Bay

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:-
Snowdrop on 1st November 2017, Jubilee and Shrek on 6th November 2017, Whist on 6th & 13th November 2017, Riley on 6th, 9th & 30th November 2017, Rupert on 9th November 2017, Beast on 9th, 13th & 20th November 2017 and Orion on 20th & 23rd November 2017.
This information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.

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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