News Update News Update Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Issue 189
June 2021


A Very Special Visit!
Patrons of the SEALIFE Trust charity, John and Melanie Bishop visited the Cornish Seal Sanctuary to understand more about the work their team does - especially around the rescue, rehabilitation and release of seal pups.

During their visit, John and Mel fell in love with a male pup that recently arrived at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, and chose the name "Jurgen", maybe after a certain Liverpool Football Club Manager for him.

Click here to read more about their visit.
John and Melanie Bishop pay the Cornish Seal Sanctuary a visit

Rescued Seal Pups 2020/21
Seal Release - 11th June 2021 On 11th June 2021 three seal pups were released back into the wild at Dollar Cove following the completion of their rehabilitation at the Sanctuary!

Gherkin, Noodle and Jambalaya have fully recovered from their injuries and ailments, and are now happily back in the sea where they belong.

Click here to watch a short video of the seal release.

Photo Credit : Lizzi Larbalestier - BDMLR
These photos of the rescued seal pups, Falafel (nursery pool 3), Jurgen (hospital), Stew (nursery pool 4) and Schnitzel (nursery pool 4), were taken on 17th June 2021.

Click here or on the image of your choice below to see a larger version. Enjoy!
Fajital Jurgen Schnitzel Stew

Happy 8th Birthday Bo!
The animal care team as always pulled it out the bag with a fantastic fish ice cake - which as you can see Bo very much enjoyed all of it to himself! Happy 8th Birthday Bo

Norbert - Beaver Nursery The Beaver sisters, Barbara and Twiggy, have been spotted many times in their new habitat within the wild enclosure.

Click here to watch a short video of Norbert having a swim in the beaver´s nursery!

Beach Clean - 6th July 2021
The beach cleans are back! The Cornish Seal Sanctuary are so excited to be able to do clean-ups again, with this one being extra special as it is part of the charity SEA LIFE Trust Global Beach clean campaign which is running from 5th - 11th July 2021 all around the world.

Join some of the staff on Tuesday 6th July 2021, 9.30am at Coverack Beach to take part in the beach clean. Staff will be meeting on the beach just by the steps that lead onto the beach. Gloves and bags will be provided so you just need to turn up!
Beach Clean - 6th July 2021
Beach Clean - 6th July 2021 We understand that some people may not feel comfortable just yet doing a group clean, so please do feel free to organise your own clean to take part in the SEA LIFE Trust Global Beach clean week.

Photo Gallery
We hope you enjoy the selection of photos taken this month, click here or on the photo of your choice below to see a larger version.

Dogs are
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.

Click here to view the latest Sanctuary´s map.
Animal Adoptions Dogs are always welcome Leaflet for 2021

Put Pups First Text Seal Shop
Hannah Stitfall, Megan McCubbin, Lucie Donlan and Doug Allan asking you to help them to "Put Pups First", with some basic guidelines on what to do with seal pups you come across on the coastline and how you can help the Seal Sanctuary to help them, by supporting the appeal. If you would like to support the Sanctuary on a monthly basis, it is so easy for you to donate. Simply text* SEAL to 70470 to donate £5 each month.

*Texts cost £5 plus 2 standard rate messages
To help support the rehabilitation work or support by purchasing a gift from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s online Shop.
Put Pups First Simply Text SEAL to 70470 Virtual Shop

Post Release Monitoring of Seals
Each update we will include any tagged seals spotted in the wild by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) from around the coast of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:-

Wham on 1st June 2021
A-ha on 3rd June 2021
Prudie on 4th, 8th & 26th June 2021
Hufflepuff on 6th, 8th, 11th, 24th & 29th June 2021
Orion on 7th, 10th, 21st & 29th June 2021
Joy Division on 9th June 2021
Billie Jean on 13th June 2021
Pippin on 20th June 2021
Pebbles on 25th June 2021
Miss Trunchbull on 26th June 2021
The above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.

By monitoring the behaviour of seals after release back into the wild, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and the CSGRT can use this information to define the best practice standards and policies that they can share with the international rescue community.

Each seal´s fur pattern is unique and enables the CSGRT volunteers track them for life. Seals face many challenges, yet we all depend on them to balance our marine ecosystem, this is essential to make the oxygen we breathe. Seals are our globally rare wildlife tourist attraction, helping diversify coastal economic prosperity.

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

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