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Issue 117
February 2016

First Seal Pups Release of 2015/16 Season

  Uno, Kerplunk, Boggle, Jenga, Euchre, and Checkers have completed their rehabilitation at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary is now time for them to be released back to the wild at Gwithian on 4th February 2016. Below is a short video of their release.
  Below Tamara Cooper, the Sanctuary´s Curator, tells Pirate FM about the seals and their rehab.

Both videos were filmed by Pirate FM Radio 102.2 & 102.8.

Pup Rescue Season 2015-16
This month saw the arrival of four more rescued seal pups in the hospital by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team and the Sanctuary´s Animal Care Team:-

Logo, approx. 7-8 weeks old male grey seal pup and 19kgs, was rescued on 7th February 2016 from Penberth, St Buryan.

He was found with a puncture wound to his left flipper and also a possible rupture to his left eye. The vet prescribed Logo with a course of anti-inflammatories, antibiotics and eye drops.
Screwball Scramble, approx. 8 weeks old male grey seal pup and 23kgs, was rescued on 8th February 2016 from Godrevy beach.

He was found with superficial wounds and punctures to his tail, flippers and chin. Also had quite a high temperature and a small oedema in right eye. The vet prescribed a course of anti-inflammatories, antibiotics and eye drops which has helped the pup´s wounds and eye.
Screwball Scramble
Go, approx. 10-12 weeks old male grey seal pup weighing a very small 15kgs, was rescued on 14th February 2016 from Lusty Glaze beach, St Buryan.

He was found to be very malnourished pup and with minor wounds on his back. The vet prescribed a course of anti-inflammatories, antibiotics and eye drops.
Magic, approx. 10 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 15th February 2016 from Pendeen.

She was found to be a very lethargic seal after the storms and weighed 16.5kgs. The pup was bleeding from the mouth due to minor wounds with slight swelling on the right hand side of her lower jaw. Also had minor wounds to her rear flippers. The vet prescribed a course of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and rehydration fluids.
Post Monitoring of Seals
Here are a list of tagged seals spotted in the wild by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSG) around the coast of Cornwall this month:-

Snowdrop, Boo (photo right), Wolverine and Beast on 11th February 2016, Puffa, Kerplunk and Snowdrop on 18th February 2016.

This above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust.

Click here to read interesting facts sheet about the grey seals in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly which was produced by Sue Sayer of the CSG.
Boo seen on 11th February 2016

Book Discount Tickets in Advance
Don´t forget to purchase your entrance tickets for single admission tickets, family tickets, group tickets, school bookings, etc., on-line in advance and Save Money.

Plus you can also purchase SEA LIFE Annual Passes and Merlin Annual Passes.

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.
A Frequent Question: I´m on holiday in the area and can´t print my tickets

Answer: Although it is preferable and quicker if the front of house staff have a printed copy of your ticket, you can still book your tickets online in advance and make savings if you bring along the booking reference number (or can show the email confirmation on a mobile device) and some ID that matches the booking name. The Front of House Staff can then check the records and allow entry from there.

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

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