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Issue 164
Summer 2019


Seal Pups 2018/19 Rescue Season
It is always sad at this time of the year when we say goodbye and good luck to the final five remaining rescued seal pups, A-ha, Joy Division, Rubik´s Cube, Strawberry Shortcake and Whitney Houston, which were released back into the wild on 17th July 2019. A-ha, Joy Division, Rubik Cube, Strawberry Shortcake and Whitney Houston

Stop Press!
Popeye As we were about to upload the summer news update, a common seal pup (yes a common pup) was rescued on 31st August 2019 from Treyarnon Bay in Padstow.

The pup has been named Popeye by the Animal Care Team. He is pretty beaten up, with a collapsed right eye, mouth infection and a few injuries here and there, as well as weighing only 11kgs which is tiny for a common seal pup of around a month old. Click here to read more.
Did you know that you can sponsor this sad looking rescued common seal pup, Popeye is only a month old and weighs 11kgs.

If you are interested in sponsoring this pup, please call the office on 01326 221 361 for more details.

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Live Music at the Sanctuary
live music nights Why not come along and join the staff this summer for live music nights at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary!

Get out your diaries!

Here is a list of music dates for this Summer!

Summer Conservation Club
Join the Cornish Seal Sanctuary for Conservation Club this Summer! Get involved in exciting activities and learn all about the oceans, marine life and Cornish wildlife.

If you know an animal lover aged 7-12 years old then book now and join the Sanctuary from 26th - 29th August 2019 between 9am - 4.30pm.
Conservation Club - 7 - 12 years old
If you are interested in booking, please give Alex a call on 01326 221361 - there are limited spaces and already getting booked up! Click here for more details.

Do you know what are Plastiglomerates?
Plastiglomerates Plastiglomerates - plastic pollution that looks like rocks and pebbles is being found on beaches across the globe, including Cornwall.

Click here to read more about Plastiglomerates.

Sanctuary´s beautiful jewellery collaboration
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary have teamed up with Victoria Sewart to produce a beautiful range of jewellery - all made from ghost gear (fishing nets) found in the marine environment.

Every year animals, like seals, get entangled in marine litter, causing serious injuries and potentially leading to death. This unique line has been designed to highlight the issue of entangelement and rubbish within our oceans.
Sanctuary's beautiful jewellery collaboration
Sanctuary's beautiful Victoria Sewart jewellery collaboration Victoria Sewart jewellery collaboration is now available to purchase this summer at the Sanctuary!

If you would like more details or to order a piece of jewellery, simply call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 and they will take your orders over the telephone.

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.
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 being checked by staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary

360° Virtual Reality Seal Pup Experience
Exclusive 360 Virtual Reality Seal Pup Experience During your next visit to the Seal Sanctuary why not take part in the Exclusive 360° Virtual Reality Seal Pup Experience, bringing you face to face with rescued seal pups on their journey to being released back into the wild.

Learn about the rescue work, see behind the scenes of the seal hospital and join the pups for feeding time.

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:-
Orion was seen on 1st, 4th, 15th & 25th July 2019, 5th, 11th, 12th & 26th August 2019,
Whist on 3rd, 16th, 17th, 21st & 31st July 2019,
Alpha & Jewell on 11th July 2019,
Harry on 1st August 2019,
Elvis on 5th August 2019,
Snowdrop and Woody on 10th & 12th August 2019,
Petunia (
photo right) on 22nd & 26th August 2019.

This above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.
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Guide Books
Ice Cream
Here is the front cover of the latest Sanctuary´s Guide book.

If during your next visit you purchase a copy, the profits go towards the care of the rescued seal pups in the hospital.
We love dogs! And in this hot weather, what is better than a chill out in the shade overlooking the Helford with a cool ice cream?
The Sanctuary stock ice cream for dogs and they love it! Here is Tara enjoying her Doggie Ice Cream. Say hello to the seals and give your dog a cooling treat!
Souvenir Guide Book Doggie Ice Cream
Dogs are
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 May 2019
to mid September 2019
Opening Times
11am - 5pm with
Last Admissions at 3.30pm
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 planned is:-

Saturday 21st September 2019 between 3pm and 4pm

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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