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Issue 159
April 2019


Rescued Seal Pups 2018/19
Click on a photo below to see a larger version of the seal pups at the Sanctuary over Easter period. Enjoy!
On 2nd April 2019 rescued seal pups, Perm, Cabbage Patch Kid, Dip Dab, John Deacon and Prince, nursed back to health over the past few months by the Animal Care Team were released back into the wild at Dollar Cove.

Click here to see a larger version of this collage photo.
Seal Release - 2nd April 2019
Rubiks Cube Rubik´s Cube, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 27th April 2019 from Sennen Cove by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

The pup was found with a severe oedena in her right eye and also had superficial wounds to her body.

Photo credit: BDMLR

Adopt a Resident or a Rescued Seal Pup
You can help support the work of The Cornish Seal Sanctuary as they care for Rescued Seal Pups and the Residents by joining the Adoption Scheme. Click here for more information.

Each Adoption makes a valuable contribution to the seal rescue programme, allowing the Sanctuary to provide continuing care for those seals and other marine mammals around our coasts that need our help and to look after those that are unable to be released back into the wild.

If you find a Seal in the Wild
For over 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.
Pup being checked by staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary 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.

Post Release 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:-
Duran Duran on 1st April 2019,
Elvis on 1st & 18th April 2019,
Harry on 1st, 18th & 22nd April 2019,
Shuttle on 4th April 2019,
Stephen Fry on 4th, 5th & 25th April 2019,
Neptune on 5th April 2019,
Orion on 5th April 2019,
Whist on 5th & 15th April 2019,
Jonesy on 5th, 22nd & 25th April 2019,
Alpha on 5th & 15th April 2019,
Beast on 5th & 7th April 2019,
Walkman on 11th April 2019,
Jewell on 11th & 22nd April 2019,
Pamela Anderson on 18th April 2019,
Panther on 18th & 22nd April 2019,
Woody on 22nd April 2019,
Spiderman on 22nd April 2019,
Osborne on 25th April 2019,
Wham on 25th April 2019.

This above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.

Photo Gallery

Enrichment Toys - #Wishlist
Here is a picture of the gorgeous Pumpkin enjoying his safety ring and telling Badger not to touch it!

Enrichment is really important to the animals at the Seal Sanctuary as it keeps them stimulated and active.

If you would like to buy a toy for one of the animals, please head to:-

Dogs are
New Leaflet
for 2019!
A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.

To purchase an adoption, simply call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 or purchase your adoption pack during your visit!   Please click here for more details.
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. Also don´t forget to bring some poo bags with you to clear up after your dog(s).
Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s leaflet.

As from 1st April 2019
to mid May 2019
Opening Times
11am - 4pm with
Last Admissions at 3pm
Animal Adoptions Dogs are always welcome Latest leaflet

Dates for Beach Cleans at Coverack
Get out your diaries! Here is a list of all the beach cleans for this year!

The next one is planned for:-

Tuesday 21st May 2019 between 2pm and 3pm

at Coverack beach

Click here for more information.
Beach clean dates for 2019

This news update has been put together by volunteers/supporters of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

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