News Update for Summer 2017
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Seal Pups Rescued

The first seal pup to arrive was Dumbo on 21st June 2017, sadly this healthy 1-2 weeks old male common seal pup was lifted off the beach by a member of the public and placed in a cardboard box and brought to the SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Dumbo. Dumbo
Norbert, one week old male common seal pup, was rescued from the Isle of Rum in the Inner Hebrides. He was found by a member of the public who had observed him for a day and mum was no where to be seen.

Due to the somewhat inaccessible nature of the Island (ferries are very limited); it took a team of people to relay the pup to one of the vets in Fort William.
Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Norbert. Norbert
Here are some of Dumbo and Norbert´s get well soon messages, Click on the photo below to see a larger version.
Get Well soon messages for Norbert and Dumbo     Get Well soon messages for Norbert and Dumbo     Get Well soon messages for Norbert and Dumbo     Get Well soon messages for Norbert and Dumbo    
This photo of Norbert (left) and Dumbo (right) was taken on the 22nd August 2017. Dumbo and Norbert
Dumbo and Norbert will remain in the hospital´s wean/swim pool for a few more weeks before they are moved outside to the resident seal pool for their final stage of rehabilitation.

Resident Common Seals

Macey, Pippa and Lora love nothing better then to lay around on a sunny day on their rock whilst Boo sits a distance away in the land, so she has more photos of her taken by the visitors.
l-r: Macey, Pippa and Lora. Macey, Pippa and Lora
l-r: Macey and Pippa. Macey and Pippa
Boo loves having her photo taken. Boo

Resident Otter - Lewis

An intesting fact about North American River Otters. Did you know that they can stay underwater for up to eight minutes and can close their ears and nostrils to keep water out.
Otters can also dive to a depth of 60 feet! Lewis - North American river otter
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If you find a Seal in the Wild

During the pupping season, if you are visiting the coast around Scotland, you may well see newborn pups, can we remind you that these pups may look cute, but they have sharp teeth that carry harmful bacterial.
Also keep your dogs on leads when near seals. Seals in the wild
Click here to find out what to do if you discover a seal pup that is in distress or alone.

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; Do call the Sanctuary on 01631 720386 or tell an appropriate organisation.
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Seal Experience?
Would you like to interact with the beautiful resident seals, Pippa, Lora, Macey and Boo, during your visit?

Click here for more details, the link will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´ official Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary website.

To avoid disappointment, please contact the Sanctuary direct on 01631 720386 prior to booking your Seal Experience to make sure there are places available. Remember Only two people per feeding session.
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Breakfast with the Seals
Cereal is so last year - vote FISH this breakfast time and join the resident seals on a unique experience that you´ll never forget!
Click here for more information.


Boat Experience
Leaving direct from the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, the Sea Explorer runs boat trips every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday to take in spectacular scenery and stunning wildlife until 1st September 2017.

For just £22 per adult and £16 per child you will get entry to the Sanctuary plus a half hour (30 minutes) boat trip out to the local seal colony to see wild seals in their natural habitat! See if you can spot any pups! So why not click here to Book your boat trip.
Boat Experience

Animal Adoptions
A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.

Help us to maintain first class animal care at SEA LIFE.
Click here for more details.
Animal Adoptions
Latest Leaflet

Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s latest leaflet.
Latest leaflet for 2017
Opening Hours
During Spring & Summer the Sanctuary´s will be open from 10am until 5pm with last entry at 4pm.

For Autumn/Winter opening times - please check before your visit.
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Save Money on your Entrance 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 Money. Plus you can also purchase SEA LIFE Annual Passes and Merlin Annual Passes.

When you click here or on the button right, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´ official Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary website for the Best Price Guarantee.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE
A Frequent Question: I´m on holiday in the area and can´t print my entrance tickets.

Answer: If you cannot bring a print out of your confirmation email then please make sure you write down the booking reference number and bring this with you along with some ID and the card used to make the booking.

This news update has been put together by volunteers/supporters of the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
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