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Issue 142
March 2018


Rescued Seal Pups 2017/18
Charlestown, Alfred, Grambler, Warleggan, Ted and Crofty were all released at Porthtowan beach on 26th March 2018. The planned release is a major operation involving several members of the Sanctuary team.

The rehabilitation pool was drained, and then each pup was herded into a cage and then transferred to a trailer which was then driven onto the beach to be safely released. Click here to read more.

Click here to see a selection of photos of the seal release on our Fliker page.
First Seal Pup release of the season as part of the SEA LIFE Trust
Hollywell Two days later Holywell (photo left), Harmony, Carlyon, Elijah, Kynance and Providence were released back into the wild on 28th March 2018 at Dollar Cove.
Here are some photos taken of the rescued seal pups on 26th March 2018, just click on the names below:-

Alfred, Alpha (photo right), Ava, Beta, Carlyon, Charles, Charlestown, Charlie, Chris, Clowance, Crofty, Damzel, Dewgong, Elijah, Enys, Fortune, Geoffrey, Graham, Grambler, Gwynnvys, Harmony, Holywell, Hugh, Isabel, Kynance, Lucy, Marigold, Maude, Miner, Morwenna, Nampara, Nick, Pascoe, Providence, Pudding, Schmirtz, Singer, Ted, Towan, Valentine, Warleggan, Winston and Wynwalloe.

Seal Sanctuary is run by Charity
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary has announced it is under new ownership. It now belongs to a charity.

In a move welcomed by management and staff, ownership has transferred from leisure giant Merlin Entertainments to marine life charity The Sea Life Trust.

The UK´s fastest growing wildlife charity, the Trust is supported by the global network of Sea Life aquariums and has also worked closely with the Sanctuary for the last three years.

Click here to read more.
Seal Sanctuary To Be Run By Charity

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.
Jinx looking very fat!
Jinx looking very fat
Noito loves sitting on this rock!
Noito loves sitting on this rock!
What is Atlanta up to?
What is Atlanta up to?
Tuppence enjoying an afternoon snack!
Tuppence  enjoying an afternoon snack!
Bertie (back) and Marvin (front)
Berite and Marcin
Willow, Altanta and Sheba sunbathing
Willow, Altanta and Sheba sunbathing
Pumpkin seems to be enjoying the Spring sun!
Pumpkin seems to be enjoying the Spring sun!
Alex cleaning the convalescent pool
Alex cleaning the convalescent pool
Marvin is the King of the castle
Marvin is the King of the castle

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:-
Beast on 8th, 15th, 19th & 26th March 2018
Panther and Rocket Dog on 12th March 2018
Orion, Petunia and Whist on 26th March 2018

This above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the CSGRT.
Jeremy (2017/18 rescued seal pup) was spotted on 6th March 2018 on the Roseland Peninsula beach by Charlotte Wilkins.

It was hard to read the tag ID number as the seal was quite small in the original photo, but the tag was on the right flipper which indicates a female, males are always tagged on the left.

We could not find a match with the released female pups and then remembered that Jeremy´s tag was put on the right flipper by mistake. So we looked at his fur pattern and noticed it was a match for the seal in the photo.
Photo credit (above) - Charlotte Wilkins
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.
Urgent Appeal for Towels
Leaflet for 2018
Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s 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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