News Update September 2015
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Rescued Seal Pups
Mint Choc Chip, a 6 weeks male common seal pup, was rescued from Hemsby beach after a concerned member of the public contacted the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

The pup was about 6 weeks old at the time of his rescue and had been abandoned by his mother. He is underweight and has several small wounds on his body, but the animal care team are doing everything they can to successfully rehabilitate and release Mint Choc Chip back to the wild in a few months time.

Photo below of Mint Choc Chip in pen 3 was taken on 19th September 2015.
Mint Choc Chip
Tornado and Mini Milk are now sharing the hospital´s weaning/swim pool. Photos of these seals were taken on 19th September 2015.

Photo below : Tornado
Tornado
Photo below : Mini Milk
Mini Milk
The rescued common seal pups are doing well and putting on lots of weight.

Click here or below to see a selection of photos taken of the pups in the outside seal enclosure.
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Tyne´s pup has now been moved out of the hospital and back with its mum.

Once the rescued pups are outside in the seal enclosure pool it is very difficult to tell them apart, unless you can see their flipper tag numbers and/or look at each seal closely for different markings.

Sorry if we haven´t got a photo of your favourite pup this time on here.
Pups in the outside resident seals enclosure
The Octonauts
Captain Barnacles and Peso, The Octonauts, were at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary between 5th and 27th September 2015.

Peso so enjoyed his previous visit to the SEA LIFE Sanctuary that he brought his other friend Captain Barnacles.

Young fans of the TV show were excited to meet The Octonauts, who are part of the team of undersea adventure heros from CBeebies.
Captain Barnacles and Peso, The Octonauts
Adopt a 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 and help to maintain the first class animal care at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Please click here for more details.
Birthday Parties
Why not give your son or daughter a birthday to remember with an Exclusive SEA LIFE Party.

Your son or daughter would get a very special birthday party enjoying their day at the SEA LIFE Sanctuary with family, friends and Captain Jack Sparrow.

If you are interested please call the centre on 01485 533576.
Birthday Party
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.
Seal Release
Hemera and Artemis were released back into the wild on 19th September 2015 at Snettisham.

Artemis (photo below), the grey seal which had an eye removed in July 2015 was first out of his transportation stretcher.

Click here to watch a video of the release.
Artemis
Hemera followed closely behind.
Hemera
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Members of the SEA LIFE staff, John, Gaby, Chris, Nat and Kieran, remained on the beach for an hour or so to watch and make sure that Hemera and Artemis were ok out in the wild.
John, Gaby, Chris, Nat and Kieran
The Residents
Click here or below to see a larger version of some of the residents photos which were taken in September 2015.
Resident Seals
Resident Penguins
Resident Otters
Resident Ernie, Green Sea Turtle
Photo Opportunity
Lets say hello to some of the staff
L-R: Uthr, Jess, Kesha, Hannah and Angela
Staff in the coffee shop
Gaby and Joyce feeding the seals! Click here to watch a short video of the feed.
Gaby and Joyce feeding the seals!
Beach Clean
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary continues to support the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in their efforts to clean up Norfolk´s coastlines.

Beachwatch Big Weekend is now in it´s 22nd year, these events are held throughout the UK involves local individuals, groups and communities in caring for their coastal environment.

Hunstanton Primary School children and staff from the resort´s Sea Life Centre removed 36 kilos of rubbish from Old Hunstanton beach in just 45 minutes on 18th September 2015.  Click here to read the press release.
Beach clean - 18th September 2015
Latest Leaflet for 2015
The Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary´s latest leaflet for 2015 is available, Click here to download a pdf version.

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