Environmental Beach Litter Artist brings exhibition to
the National Seal Sanctuary
The National Seal Sanctuary has welcomed artist Jane Rose who has completed an amazing exhibition using litter found on different beaches to increase awareness of the problem this poses to our wildlife.

The Exhibition highlighting the types of detritus that wash up on our shores went on display on the 19th March 2011 and will remain indefinitely at the National Seal Sanctuary in Gweek.
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beach litter artist pic Jane Rose created the exhibition to educate adults and children about the rubbish that ends up in our seas causing harm to wildlife and pollution not to mention the spoiling of the beach environment.

"We urge people in the area to visit the exhibition and see just what sort of things are left behind and how much damage they can cause" said Head of Animal Care Team Tamara Cooper.

"At this time of the year ten percent of the seal pups the Sanctuary rescues are because of netting injuries caused by discarded or broken pieces of netting. One pup rescued this year even had a plastic bulk pack bottle ring around it´s neck which was digging into it´s skin" continued Tamara.

These types of injuries are becoming more common with all different sorts of wildlife and we would urge people to think about what they leave behind on the beach and what could happen if they do.
The Sanctuary is opened every day from 10am.

Come and see the exhibition and meet our new playful resident Common Seal Babyface.

For discounted tickets and more info call 0871 423 2110.

Photos: Animal Care Team member Jenna Blacow is looking at the artwork, incorporating the type of thing she has taken from the necks of the injured seals that come into the sanctuary.
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Press release issued by: The National Seal Sanctuary
For more information please contact Eileen Keeling on eileen.keeling@merlinentertainments.biz or 01326 221361
Date: 28th March 2011