News Update - February 2018

Exhibit Refurbishment
The adorable Humboldts Penguins are currently on a winter adventure at Great Yarmouth SEA LIFE Centre whilst their enclosure is being refurbished.

This is due for completion by Easter 2018. Here is a sneak look at the site development so far.
Refurbishment of the Penguin enclosure
Refurbishment of the Penguin enclosure
Refurbishment of the Penguin enclosure
Refurbishment of the Penguin enclosure
Refurbishment of the Penguin enclosure

Seal Pups Rescues
Alohamora, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 5th February 2018 from Holme beach near Old Hunstanton. She is estimated at about 12 weeks old and came in weighing at 18kgs.

This would usually be a great example of a healthily progressing seal if it weren´t for Alohamora´s swollen bottom jaw, which has revealed an underlying infection.
Nat just about to take this pup´s temperature.

This photo was taken on 17th February 2018.
Episki, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 1st February 2018 from Holkham beach.

Unfortunately she has a damaged right eye which will require treatment and possibly surgery but seals often recover well from eye injuries even if they lose sight in one eye, as they can use their extremely sensitive whiskers to help them to find food.
This photo of Episki was taken on 17th February 2018. Episki

The look on her face says it all!
Wingardium Wingardium
Accio Accio
Riddikulus Riddikulus
Leviosa Leviosa
Leatherback Leatherback
Aayla Aayla
Seal Release

Nox has completed his rehabilitation and was released back to the wild on on 3rd February 2018.

Seals in the Wild
We visited a local seal colony in The Wash recently, here are some of the photos we took at low tide.

Book your boat trip via Searles Sea Tours.
Seals in the Wild
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Photo Gallery
Barkel European Flounder Photo gallery
PWhite Spotted File Fish Tyne, Resident Common Seal Hunstanton Sea Life  - view from the Wash Monster

If You Discover a
Seal Pup 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.

DO keep your distance; DON´T attempt to handle the pup; DON´T attempt to put the pup in the sea; DON´T ignore the situation; DO tell the appropriate organisation.

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

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.

Attraction´s Leaflet
The Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary´s leaflet is available, Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version.

Adopt an Animal
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.

Please click here for more details.
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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