SOS logo S.O.S. Update National Seal Sanctuary
Issue 20
14th August 2009
First Pup of New Season Released

As you may remember Moaning Myrtle was moved from the hospital in to nursery pool 1 at the end of July 2009.

As expected Myrtle continued to eat well and put on weight, as she was a pup that had only been used to the wild it was important that her stay at the Sanctuary was as short as possible.

On the 12th August 2009 the tides were right and Myrtle was ready to go back to the wild.

Animal Care Team assistant Amy loaded up Myrtle on Wednesday morning and headed for Gwithian on the north coast of Cornwall, this was close to where Myrtle had been found.
On the beach Myrtle was straight out the trailer and into the water.
If you are out walking and do spot Myrtle with her distinctive scar, please call 01326 221361 or email us at

You can check out the footage of the release and interviews with the staff by clicking on this link.
Myrtle in the nursery pool
Myrtle in the nursery pool
Myrtle being released back into the wild! - Photo was taken by Simon Bone (
Myrtle being released back into the wild!

News Updates for 2009