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Issue 145
June 2018


Rescued Seal Pups 2017/18
Harry and Bella were the last of the seal pups from winter rescue to be released back to wild on 28th June 2018 at Porthtowan beach. Click here to the press release about Harry. Click here to see a selection of photos taken of their release.

Charlie was returned to the wild on 21st June 2018 at Dollar Cove, Gunwalloe.

Bella and Harry
Jonesy - 30th June 2018 The animal care team thought they could focus on the resident seals, penguins, otters, etc., during the summer months...wrong, just a couple of days before Harry and Bella were returned to the wild, the staff received a telephone call from Dave Jarvis, member of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), advising they had found an underweight 12 weeks old seal pup on the beach at Porthreath.

This pup has been named Jonesy after the Sanctuary´s founder, Ken Jones, in celebration of the Sanctuary´s 60th Anniversary. Click here to read more.
Chain of Change

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary celebrated World Oceans Day on 8th June and made a positive difference by using the rubbish they had collected on beach cleans to create the "Chain of Change".

The Sanctuary team have been working with visitors to create a chain made entirely of rubbish they have accumulated. The rubbish has been primarily collected from beach cleans, but also the Sanctuary were helped by the residents of Gweek Village.

Click here to read more.
Chain of Change

Photo Gallery
We hope you enjoy the selection of photos taken during this month, click here or on the photo of your choice below to see a larger version of the image.
Front of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary Resident Common Seals - Jarvis, Babyface, Boo and Buddy
Resident Common Seal - Babyface Resident Common Seal - Bo
Resident Common Seal - Jarvis Resident Common Seal - Buddy Resident Common Seal - Buddy
Resident Grey Seal - Willow Resident Seal
Resident Seal Resident Grey Seal - Atlanta
Resident Grey Seal - Sheba Humboldt Penguins
Patagonian Sea Lion Humboldt Penguin - Godfrey
Yulelogs Resident Grey Seal - Badger
Playground Playground
Muffin Ernie, Bertie, Marvin, Dennis, Steve
Hanging basket Patagonian Sea Lion

Do you have any
unwanted Towels!
If anyone has any spare towels they don´t want, please drop them into the reception at the Sanctuary, the Animal Care Team are desperate for these, as the stock of towels are running very low.

The Animal Care Team use 4 towels per seal a day so if you have any old towels you don´t want, please drop them in.

Why do the Animal Care Team ask for towels?

These are used during the rescue process, first to distract the seal and then to cover its head and body. Once the seal´s head is covered they tend to calm down.

Towels are also used during the rehabilitation process, again for handling the seal and also to keep the pen dry and warm during the early part of the treatment.
Post Release Monitoring
of Seals
With each update we will name any tagged seals spotted in the wild by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) around the coast of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:-
Enys on 25th & 30th June 2018,
Orion on 21st June 2018,
Petunia on 30th June 2018 and
Pebbles on 30th June 2018.

This above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.

Want to have fun whilst doing some good? Why not pop along to the Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth, on Saturday 21st July 2018 at 9am and join in with the world record attempt? The Cornish Seal Sanctuary will be raising awareness about marine litter and entanglement whilst playing this fun game.

Can you complete the #LaccyBandChallenge?

Click here for more information.
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.
Animal Adoptions Dogs are always welcome Latest leaflet

Buy your Discount Entry 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.

When you click here or on the button right, it will take you through to the 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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