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Issue 95
June 2014

Released seal pups
Rover, Jupiter and Ayla were released back to the wild on 2nd June 2014 at Gwithian.

Rover was the first one out of the release trailer and headed into the surf without a backward glance, he was quickly followed by Ayla, however, Jupiter took a while longer to venture into the waves where Rover was met by Ayla who was swimming just off shore.

Click here to see a selection of photos taken by photographer, Simon Bone.

Photo below was taken by Simon Bone.
Rover, Jupiter and Ayla
The Seal Sanctuary had a celebrity helping with the seal release, the BBC One Show´s Mike Dilger came and helped release Rover, Ayla and Jupiter. Click here to watch the release as shown on the One Show.

Mike is seen here with some of the Sanctuary Staff.

From L - R: Wayne, Mike, Tamara, Jess, Kate and Dan.
Mike Dilger
Star, Alien, Isis and Cupid were released back to the wild on 12th June 2014 at Gunwalloe. Click here to watch a short video filmed by Paul Riley from Head & Head, the local Veterinary Surgery in Helston.

Gravity and Cosmo were released back to the wild on 26th June 2014 at Gunwalloe.   Click here to watch a short video filmed and editted by Jessica Hirons.   Click here to see a selection of photos taken by Jenny Lewis, a member of the Animal Care Team.

Photo below: Cosmo, doesn´t look too happy!
Cosmo and Gravity photos by Jenny Lewis
Rescued seal pups
This leaves Halley and Supernova (photo below) currently at the seal sanctuary, they just need to put on a little bit more weight before they are returned to the wild.
On 20th - 21st June Tamara and Dan from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary joined 50 employees from Sea Life Centres all over the UK in a 20 mile sponsored walk of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, raising money for brand new charity the Sea Life Trust, which is fundraising to kickstart campaigns and other global actions on plastic pollution, whaling, MCZs, seahorses, turtles and sharks!

Tamara and Dan helped to raise an amazing £300 to go towards a total of £5,000 and still counting from the whole event, so we would be hugely grateful for anyone that would like to help them get to their target by visiting the donation page.

For more information about the Sea Life Marine Conservation Trust, please contact them via email at

Click here to see a selection of photos taken during the walk.

Can you spot Tamara and Dan in this photo below.
Dan and Tamara
Seal Conservation Society
Awesome document recently produced on seal disturbance by Susan C. Wilson, BSc, MSc, PhD, LLM, of the Tara Seal Research for the Seal Conservation Society. Click here to download and read.

Why not visit Sue Wilson´s website for the latest version of this document.
Seal Conservation Society
Celebrating Bo and Sunny's birthdays
The weekend of the 27th-29th June was a special one at the Sanctuary, with two of it´s residents, Sunny and Bo, celebrating their birthdays!

Click here to read Sunny and Bo´s press release.

Click here to see Bo´s birthday card.  Click here to see Sunny´s birthday card.

Photo below is of Bo soon after he was born with his mum Sija at the Seal Sanctuary...doesn´t he look cute.
Now look at Bo....he is very handsome.
Photo below is of Bo with his dad Babyface taken recently.
Happy 1st Birthday Bo
Its official Summer is here at the Sanctuary, the sheep have had a hair cut! They were sheared on 6th June 2014 and are looking very smart!! Check out Stanley´s new hair do.
Adopt an Animal
Why not adopt a creature and help to maintain first class animal care at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. 

A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.

Please click here or send an email or call 01326 221361 for more details.
Post Monitoring of Seals
Stinkweed was rescued on the 4th October 2009 from Puttsbrough in Devon, he was then rehabilitated at the Seal Sanctuary and returned to the wild on 2nd March 2010.

He was spotted on 18th June 2014 by Anna Cawthray from Scilly Seal Snorkelling in the Isles of Scilly, who had left a message on the Cornwall Seal Group facebook page saying she had seen a seal which she thinks is Stinkweed with tag number 80000. Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group confirmed that indeed this was Stinkweed.

Click here to see a larger version of the photo below of Stinkweed taken by Anna Cawthray.
photo of Stinkweed taken by Anna Cawthray
Severus was rescued on 18th December 2009 at Salcombe in Devon, he was then rehabilitated at the Seal Sanctuary and returned to the wild on 5th March 2010. He was spotted in the wild on 16th June 2014 by Charles Hood at Longships.

Click here to see a larger version of the photo below of Severus Snape taken by Charles Hood.
photo of Severus Snape was taken by Charles Hood
The Sanctuary not only relies on the public to spot injured or abandoned seals but also to help with the post monitoring release.

If you are out and about the Cornish coastline and you spot a seal, it may be a seal the Sanctuary has released in the past.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary would like to know about any seals which are spotted with tags, they need to know it´s location (where you saw the seal), the colour of the tag (each rescue season they use a different colour tag, this year white tags), the date you saw the seal and the behaviour of the seal. Then please contact the Cornish Seal Sanctuary via email.

Latest leaflet
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s latest leaflet is now available, Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version.

Did you know
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When you click here or on the button right, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´ official Cornish Seal Sanctuary website for the Best Price Guarantee.

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