As you may have seen in the news/media recently a team led by
|Say no to the "Flying Rings"
Did you know flying rings can have a detrimental impact on our marine environment...especially for the seals living on our coast?
These plastic rings can be dangerous and even deadly, which is why the Cornish Seal Sanctuary are now supporting the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust with their campaign to encourage people to only use solid discs near the water.
Find out everything you need to know right here
Want to take it further? You can also support the petition here
***We have two PDF posters which we would like you to share with your friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues, etc., this would be massively helpful. Click here to download.***
As you may have seen in the news/media recently a team led by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue with the Cornish Seal Sanctuary (plus many other helpers!) managed to successfully capture a seal called Wings, who was found with a ring-style frisbee around her neck. This story has been covered by the international media agencies.
Wings (photos below), a much loved wild seal who has frequented St Ives, has been Photo Identified by the Seal Research Trust since 2003. She was recently spotted being slowly strangled by the plastic ring by members of the public. The ring style frisbee is ultimately fatal as the seal cannot escape from it, and this one was particularly tight! Thankfully, the teams were able to remove the ring and ensure Wings could return happily to the wild.
Wings is one of the lucky ones, however, not all seals have a happy ending.
Click here to read the Press Release issued by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and British Divers Marine Life Rescue dated 5th July 2023.