News Update November 2016
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Final 8 Common Pups go home
for Christmas!


Jax, Ash, Misty, Birdo, Lara, Fiona, Snorlax, Dr Robotnik and Jiggly Puff were returned to the wild on 28th November 2016 on the beach outside the Sanctuary at 4 o´clock...just at sunset.
Click here to read about the seal release in the online Eastern Daily Press. Seal Release on 28th November 2016

First grey seal pup of
2016/17 rescue season


On the same day as Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary waved goodbye to 8 of the 9 common seals left, so a whitecoat first grey seal pup of the 2016/17 season arrived on 28th November 2016.

Chewy was rescued from Cley beach which is a few miles from Blakeney Point. This whitecoat under a week old pup was found skinny with a few small cuts to his back flippers, weighing 13kgs. Chewy had become separated from his mum just a little too early.
Click here to see larger version of this photo and a further one of Chewy. Chewy
Chewy is very cute but bare in mind he has sharp teeth!

Rescued Common Seal Pup

This little common seal pup below was rescued from Eccles on Sea after being spotted on the same stretch of beach for two days in a row.

After a speedy relay by volunteers, Steph and David, he was checked in at the Sanctuary on 25th November 2016. Professor Oak (photo below) is around 2 - 3 months old but is very underweight at only 13kgs! He also has a nasty case of lungworm but is otherwise quite well.
Click here to see larger version of this photo and a further one. Professor Oak
Joy, female common seal pup, was rescued from Salthouse beach on 30th November 2016 after she was found on the beach looking a little underfed and with many small bite wounds. She is around 5 months old but is underweight.

Paralympian Visit to SEA LIFE!

Jessica-Jane Applegate is a British Paralympic swimmer. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to swimming.

Jessica-Jane visited the Sanctuary on 26th November 2016 with her mum Dawn and training partner who studies at the UEA and is over from Norway, her name is Rikke. Jessica-Jane took great delight in helping Holly, a member of the Animal Care Team, to feed the seals and then later fed the sharks in the ocean tank.
Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE
Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE
Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE
Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE
Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE
Group photo with Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE
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Adopt a Seal Pup

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.
Resident Photos
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Seals in the Wild!
We are now into the Grey Seal pupping season in the UK, if you are visiting the coast in Suffolk or Norfolk, you may well see newborn pups, can we remind you that white fluffy pups may look cute, but they have sharp teeth that carry harmful baterial.

They can also be easily disturbed and lose their mum, so please keep your distance and help look after our wonderful marine life!

Keep your dogs on the lead near these wild animals.


Photo below: 2 days old seal pup
Seal Pups on the beach

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 Sanctuary 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.

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.


Towels Always Wanted!
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.
Towels

Leaflet for 2016
The Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary´s new leaflet for 2016 is available, Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version.

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 Sanctuary 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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