News Update - October 2019

New "unusual" spotted jellyfish arrives
after long journey from Australia to Norfolk
Spotted Jellyfish Neither fish nor jelly, the Phyllorhiza punctatas are extremely fragile and are unique as their nutrition comes primarily from zooplankton. These creatures don´t have brains, blood, bones or eyes. Jellyfish also use their mouths both for eating and for waste excretion.

Their sting is not strong or harmful to humans, but is effective enough to catch their prey. Click here to read more.

Rescued Seal Pups for 2019
Lady Gaga is now outside in the seal enclosure learning how to compete for fish with the other rescued seal pups and resident seals. Lady Gaga
Bruce Bruce is in the hospital´s weaning pool, in the next month or so he will be returned back into the wild.
Gwen is currently in the hospital´s weaning pool with another rescued seal pup named Bruce. Gwen
Beyonce Beyoncé is in the outdoor seal enclosure learning how to compete for fish with the other rescued seal pups and resident seals.
Jon Bon Jovi is currently in the hospital and weighs 15.2kgs. Jon Bon Jovi
Boy George Boy George currently weighs 20kgs, he just needs to put on a bit more weight before being released back into the wild.
Cher has put on lots of weight since she was rescued, she now weighs 32.5kgs and it will not be too long before this pup is released back into the wild. Cher
Meatloaf Meatloaf is still being hand fed fish, as any left in his pen are being shredded.

Meatloaf is getting lots of TLC from the Animal Care Team.

Boat Trip to see local Seals
We went to check out the local Seals near Hunstanton on 27th October 2019, by booking a boat trip to view the seals with Searles Sea Tours on sand banks in the Wash!

Click here to see a selection of photos of the seals in the wild via flickr.
Seals in the Wild on 27th October 2019

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.
Young Seal being rescued

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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