News Update - January 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
Brackium Emendo, was rescued on the 12th of January 2018 from Lowestoft in Suffolk.
Making him the first Grey Seal seal Pup for 2018. Brackium Emendo
Patronus, male grey seal pup, was rescued on 13th January 2018 from Covehithe beach north of Southwold in Suffolk.
He was found with sores to his back flipper and an ulcerated eye. Patronus

Here are photos of the rescued seal pups, Aayla, Leatherback, Dug, Nox, Lumos, Wingardium, Accio, Leviosa and Riddikulus.
Aayla Leatherback Dug Nox Lumos

Wingardium Accio Leviosa Riddikulus

Pollution in our Seas
SEA LIFE´s retail packaging has been reduced by over 30% in the last year and the use of PVC plastic by over 75%.

Microplastics and the dangerous chemicals they contain find their way onto our plates in the seafood we eat causing cancer and other serious health issues.

Plastic breaks down into tiny bits which enter the food chain. Plastics
Last summer Hunstanton was proud to announce that it was the first UK town on the East Coast to take up the challenge and address the plastic bottle pollution problem with positive local action!

SEA LIFE Hunstanton is part of this scheme, so please drop into the coffee shop and the staff will be happy to refill your empty plastic water bottles with water.

Rain Forest Exhibit
The friendly Rainforest Rangers are ready to show you some of the jungle beasties, lizards and creepy crawlies at the daily handling sessions!

The photo below is of Max (short for Maximus).
You can see more photos on our Flickr account. Rain forest

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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.

Sale Now on!
Have you purchased your Annual Merlin Pass yet? If not, click here for more details. This sale ends very soon.
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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