News Update - May 2019

Beach Clean Day - 8th June 2019
Seals in the wild Sea Life Hunstanton will be hosting beach cleans along Old Hunstanton Beach on the 8th June 2019 for World Oceans Day. Volunteers are needed to join Sea Life staff and help protect these important coastal marine habitats.

If you would like to join the staff, all you have to do is respond by email to request the registration form.
***What to expect on the day***
Wear suitable clothing and footwear - wrap up warm as the wind on the beach can make it chilly. Don´t forget the sun cream and a bottle of water!
If you have them, bring strong gloves - like gardening gloves.

All under 18s must be supervised by a parent or guardian. You will be asked to sign a parental consent form by the organiser.

The organiser will give you a safety briefing and tell you how to go about collecting and recording the litter. Most importantly - Have fun!
Seals in the wild

Pirates and Mermaids
Pirates and Mermaids The Pirates and Mermaids* have arrived!

Visit between 25th May and 8th September 2019 and choose your team as you embark on a hunt to find the missing bounty and earn your special reward - but be careful, if you don´t find it all, you may have to walk the plank!

*From the 3rd of June the beautiful and stunning Mermaid will be just weekends until the start of the summer holidays when she will be back every day!

Rescued Seal Pups for 2019
Hedwig, female grey seal pup, was rescued from Holkham beach on 7th May 2019. These grey seal pups below are currently at the Hunstanton Sea Life, they will be returned back into the wild as soon as they have completed their rehabilitation.
Prince, the first rescued common seal pup of the 2019 season, was found on 27th May 2019 on Titchwell beach after being abandoned by his mum. He was found at 3 days old but weighing only 6kgs so he is extremely underweight. Common seals are usually born at 10kgs.

The white fluffy coat you can see should have been shed prior to birth so this tell us Prince was born prematurely. Click here to read more.
Prince, first rescued common seal pup of 2019 season

Photo Gallery
Click here or on the photo of your choice below to see a larger version of the image.
Macey, Resident Common Seal Rescued Grey Seal Pup, Salem
Hunstanton Sea Life Hunstanton Sea Life
Lora, Resident Common Seal Lora, Resident Common Seal
Summer, Smarti and Twix Humboldt Penguins
Inca Terns Jemma with one of the Penguins
Octopus Cuviers dwarf crocodile

If you find a Seal in the Wild
Seals in the wild If you should discover a seal pup that seems to be in distress, or is alone, what you do next could mean the difference between life and death for the animal.

Please...DO keep your distance; Do Not attempt to handle the pup; Do Not attempt to put the pup in the sea; Do Not ignore the situation;

Please call the Hunstanton SEA LIFE on 01485 533576.
The Animal Care Team are on call around the clock to race to the rescue of seal pups in trouble anywhere around the coast.

Back at the Sanctuary, pups receive expert veterinary care and are gradually weaned from a liquid diet to whole fish in the purpose built hospital. Then it´s to the outdoor pools to gain weight and build strength and stamina ready to resume life in the wild.
Treating a seal pup

What to do if you find a dead seal on beach!

If you come across a dead seal, the advice is not to touch or go near it, please call
West Norfolk council on 01553 616200.

If you find a stranded living seal, please call the SEA LIFE Sanctuary on 01485 533576.

Guide Book for 2018 Souvenir Guide Books

Here are the front covers of the
Sanctuary´s Guide book.

If during your next visit you purchase a copy,
the profits go towards the care of the
rescued seal pups in the hospital.

Towels Always
Events for
A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.
Why not adopt a seal pup or a creature and help to maintain the first class animal care at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Click here for more details.
Animal Care Team would like to Thank everyone for donating their towels to help with the seal pups.

If anyone has any spare towels, please drop them into the reception at the Sanctuary. Thank You so much.
Click here to view the Fortcoming Events.


Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s latest leaflet.
Animal Adoptions Towels Wanted Latest leaflet for 2019

Save Money on your Admission Tickets
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 up to 30%.

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

When you click here or on the above link, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´
official booking website for Hunstanton SEA LIFE for the Best Price Guarantee.

A Frequent Question: I´m on holiday in the area and can´t print my entrance tickets.
Answer: Please click here for more details about printing tickets.

This news update has been put together by volunteers/supporters of the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

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