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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!... More>>
Countryfile film at the National Seal SanctuaryCOUNTRYFILE FILM AT THE NATIONAL SEAL SANCTUARY
The BBC's Countryfile have been filming at the National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, this week with the story to be shown on this Sunday's episode (4th October 2009)... More>>
Rubeus Hagrid Becomes The First To Start A Very Busy Rescue SeasonRUBEUS HAGRID BECOMES THE FIRST TO START
A VERY BUSY RESCUE SEASON

The National Seal Sanctuary has rescued their first pup on Wednesday, naming him Rubeus Hagrid, after the Harry Potter favourite... More>>
Trust Gets 'Seal' Of Approval For Gunwalloe Beach CleanTRUST GETS 'SEAL' OF APPROVAL FOR GUNWALLOE BEACH CLEAN
As part of the Marine Conservation Society's Beach watch scheme the National Trust and the Seal Sanctuary are teaming up for a giant beach clean at Gunwalloe's Dollar and Church cove... More>>
Where's Wally?WHERE'S WALLY?
If you know someone who is a Wally, then the Seal Sanctuary needs you to apply now! We are looking for people to nominate their friends and family to become a Wally for the day over over the October half term!... More>>
Sanctuary Set For Sizzling SummerSANCTUARY SET FOR SIZZLING SUMMER
The seals at the National Seal Sanctuary have been enjoying the sun a little bit too much this week, with the animal care team needing to put sun cream on them!...More>>
Otterly ExcitingOTTERLY EXCITING
Starsky and Hutch, two Asian Short clawed Otters have enjoyed a birthday treat at the National Seal Sanctuary this week...More>>
Rescued Seal Pup Dubbed 'Moaning Myrtle'RESCUED SEAL PUP DUBBED 'MOANING MYRTLE'
The sorrowful wailing of a seal pup rescued with fishing net fast round her neck has earned her the name Myrtle...after the Hogwarts ghost. Myrtle the grey seal pup has plenty to wail about, however, as the nylon netting has left her with a wound an inch-and-a-half wide... More>>
Magical Names For New Pups!MAGICAL NAMES FOR NEW PUPS
Staff at the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek are again planning for the new grey seal pup rescue season, with a very interesting naming theme. Every year the Sanctuary's Animal Care Team choose a theme with at least 50 names, to be the naming topic for the influx of new patients... More>>
Walk for Whales with the National Seal Sanctuary!WALK FOR WHALES WITH THE NATIONAL SEAL SANCTUARY!
The National Seal Sanctuary has led a 'Walk For Whales' this weekend, raising money for the WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society... More>>
Walk for Whales with the National Seal Sanctuary!WALK FOR WHALES WITH THE NATIONAL SEAL SANCTUARY!
WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, and Seal Sanctuary, are asking people to join them in protecting whales by Walking for Whales on Sunday 12th July 2009... More>>
Top TV Show Visits SanctuaryTOP TV SHOW VISITS SANCTUARY
The hugely popular national BBC programme The One Show paid a visit to The National Seal Sanctuary this week. A special feature to be broadcast in July 2009 follows a family holidaying in the West Country, and shadows them on their visit to Gweek... More>>
Blue Peter Film at the National Seal SanctuaryBLUE PETER FILM AT THE NATIONAL SEAL SANCTUARY
BBC 1's Blue Peter have filmed at the National Seal Sanctuary, with the episode to be shown on the
3rd June 2009. The children's programme, a favourite with many throughout the years... More>>
Gentle Giants Expected at SanctuaryGENTLE GIANTS EXPECTED AT SANCTUARY
Things have not been quite the same at the National Seal Sanctuary since the sad demise of its biggest and best known resident Carus the Patagonian Sea Lion... More>>
Help to Protect our Seals!HELP TO PROTECT OUR SEALS!
The Sea Life Sanctuaries are supporting the efforts of the Seal Protection Action Group, Cornwall Seal Group and other organisations in a new Early Day Motion (EDM) that has recently been set up by Paddy Tipping MP. The aim of the EDM (number 678) is to call for... More>>
Otters Join In The Red Nose RevelryOTTERS JOIN IN THE RED NOSE REVELRY
Three Asian Short Clawed Otters joined in the Red Nose Day fun at the National Seal Sanctuary, by wearing cherry tomatoes on their snouts!... More>>
Countryfile Film at the National Seal SanctuaryCOUNTRYFILE FILM AT THE NATIONAL SEAL SANCTUARY
The BBC's Countryfile have been filming at the National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, this week with the story to be shown on this Sunday's episode (25th January 2009)... More>>
Rosie Start to New YearROSIE START TO NEW YEAR
Grey seal Rosie has started the New Year in need of being rescued by The National Seal Sanctuary on the 1st January 2009 from Porthgwidden beach, St Ives. The distressed pup, who is only 8 weeks old, was found on Porthgwidden by a member of the public... More>>

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