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Laura gets seal of approval!LAURA GETS SEAL OF APPROVAL
The National Seal Sanctuary welcome their newest arrival to the team, Laura Ward, their newly appointed Marketing Co-Ordinator. The Sanctuary, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year... More>>
Shark attack!SHARK ATTACK!
Fur seals Chaff and Andy have been seen mimicking sharks, their natural predators, at the National Seal Sanctuary this week. The male fur seals have been mocking sharks by doing impressions with their flippers. "When walking past their pool, we have seen them swimming around under the water... More>>
Seals exhibition to be unveiled in GweekSEALS EXHIBITION TO BE UNVEILED IN GWEEK
A life-sized animatronic sealer and a sound effects seal feature in an exhibition due to go on show later this week in Cornwall. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) exhibition about seals and the many threats they face goes on display on 6th November 2008... More>>
Sahara eats his way to a new home!SAHARA EATS HIS WAY TO A NEW HOME!
Visitors are being offered the chance to feed Britain's most famous seal at the National Seal Sanctuary in Cornwall. Sahara who has hit national press and TV no fewer than three times in the last 18 months - needs a new pool... More>>
Otterly Spooky!OTTERLY SPOOKY!
There's spooky goings on at the National Seal Sanctuary this week, where their two Otters have been seen eating from frightening pumpkins. Halloween has taken an unusual turn in the Sanctuary, with even resident otters Bamboo and Thai joining in... More>>
Fairy Gets Seal Of ApprovalFAIRY GETS SEAL OF APPROVAL
Two week old Fairy has become the second rescued seal pup of the season for the National Seal Sanctuary and has taken an unusual liking to Fairy washing up liquid... More>>
Your Beach Needs You!!WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH!!
This weekend friends, family and supporters of the National Seal Sanctuary joined in their clean of Gwithian beach, recording many strange and harmful items... More>>
Skittles Becomes First Seal Rescue of The SeasonSKITTLES BECOMES FIRST SEAL RESCUE OF THE SEASON
The National Seal Sanctuary has rescued their first pup on Saturday, naming her Skittles, to coincide with her colourful personality. The female seal pup was found washed up in the Isles of Scilly at only five days old, by local resident David McBride... More>>
Your Beach Needs You!!YOUR BEACH NEEDS YOU!!
For the fifth year the National Seal Sanctuary is taking part in the annual Beach Clean organised by the Marine Conservation Society. The Seal Sanctuary is taking part in the UK's biggest national beach litter survey and clean-up... More>>
Seal on the rocks!SEAL ON THE ROCKS!
An Arctic seal with an apparent dislike of the cold is gradually conquering his strange phobia...with the aid of a giant ice machine. Sahara the hooded seal made international news when he twice... More>>
Happy ReunionHAPPY REUNION AT THE SANCTUARY
Every cloud has a silver lining they say…and so it has proved for father and son fur seals at the National Seal Sanctuary. Dad Andy and son Chaff have been reunited after a five year separation... More>>
Rebecca Sparkles at Junior Sea Life ConferenceREBECCA SPARKLES AT JUNIOR SEA LIFE CONFERENCE
A passionate presentation by a 13-year-old Hayle girl on the controversial Canadian seal cull was roundly applauded by guests at a Conference in Birmingham this week. Rebecca Johnson's detailed and graphic account captivated guests... More>>
The Odd CoupleTHE ODD COUPLE
A male and female sea lion of different species have struck up a surprise friendship after both losing their respective partners. Cornwall's National Sea Life Sanctuary suffered two tragedies in quick succession... More>>
MASS STRANDING OF DOLPHINS ON CORNISH COAST MASS STRANDING OF DOLPHINS ON CORNISH COAST
Animal rescue workers from the National Seal Sanctuary, British Divers and other organisations have been battling all day to save the lives of stranded dolphins on the Cornish coast. A mass stranding of over 20 common dolphins... More>>
New Face Joins Wally NEW FACE JOINS WALLY
Siblu holiday’s Suki the Seal joins in 50th birthday celebrations. Wally the Walrus, the National Seal Sanctuary’s popular mascot, was over the moon... More>>
Memories Of 50 years of Seal Rescue! MEMORIES OF 50 YEARS OF SEAL RESCUE!
Cornwall's National Seal Sanctuary is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend…with an appeal for memories and photographs from half a century of dedicated rescue work. It was from his little beach café in St Agnes in 1958... More>>
Rare White Coat at Sanctuary RARE WHITE COAT AT SANCTUARY
Experts at the National Seal Sanctuary have been surprised by the arrival of a grey seal pup still sporting its snowy white coat. "Pups lose their white fur coat between two and three weeks old" explained Tamara Cooper... More>>
Young Seal Fan Books Ticket YOUNG SEAL FAN BOOKS TICKET
A 13-year-old Hayle girl is to represent the National Seal Sanctuary at Britain's first National Junior Sea Life Conference. Rebecca Johnson of Hayle answered an appeal to find a local delegate... More>>
Tale of Dark Encounter Earns Bude Man Story Prize TALE OF DARK ENCOUNTER EARNS BUDE MAN STORY PRIZE
Bude man Peter Raison has scooped the regional cash prize from the National Seal Sanctuary in a nationwide Fishermen's Tales challenge. Peter from Mortwenstow earned the £150 prize with his account of a surprise meeting with a slumbering grey seal... More>>
New 'Seal Rescue' Launch NEW 'SEAL RESCUE' LAUNCH
Helston's Mayor, Councillor Ronnie Williams, learns how to be a seal medic at the National Seal Sanctuary...watched by pupils from the local Boskenwyn School. It was all part of the official launch of a new attraction... More>>
Children set to become Seal Rescuers! CHILDREN SET TO BECOME SEAL RESCUERS!
Visiting children will soon get the chance to try out a spot of seal rescue for themselves at the National Seal Sanctuary. Mock rescues and health checks will be a key part of a new presentation... More>>
Appeal To Save Net-tangled Seal Pup APPEAL TO SAVE NET-TANGLED SEAL PUP
An appeal has been launched to try and save a Cornish seal pup from a possible fatal net entanglement. A grey seal pup has been spotted with green nylon netting around its neck... More>>
ASanctuary to send delegate to Junior Sea Life Conference SANCTUARY TO SEND DELEGATE TO JUNIOR SEA LIFE CONFERENCE
The National Seal Sanctuary is looking for a local youngster to represent it at the first ever National Junior Sea Life Conference in Birmingham in July 2008. The two-day event on... More>>
Sanctuary mourns loss of gentle giant 'carus SANCTUARY MOURNS LOSS OF GENTLE GIANT 'CARUS
Staff at the National Seal Sanctuary in Cornwall are mourning the loss of one of their most popular residents, Carus one of our Patagonian Sea Lions... More>>
Seal Celebrates 40th  Birthday SEAL CELEBRATES 40TH BIRTHDAY
Magnus, a Grey seal who lives at the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek in Cornwall, this week celebrates his 40th birthday. Magnus is thought to be the world's oldest male grey seal in captivity... More>>

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