News Update for Winter 2015/16
Turtle Rescue!

Members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue and SSPCA battled to save the life of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle found stranded in Troon on 6th December 2015.

The two-foot-long Loggerhead Turtle was exhausted and hypothermic when found by dog-walkers. Christened Harley after the dog that found him, one half of his shell was coated in Goose Barnacles, which were carefully removed. The Turtle was rushed to the Oban sanctuary where an initial veterinary inspection revealed his body temperature was a dangerously low 10-degrees.
Members of the staff did their very best to keep the Turtle alive, unfortunately he passed away during the first night. Loggerhead turtle
Click here to read the press release about the rescue of this Loggerhead Sea Turtle.

Due to the recent bad weather has led to high numbers of stranded turtles around the UK.

We would like to use this opportunity to appeal to members of the public to be on the alert in case there are other stranded Turtles, and to contact the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary on 01631 720386 or the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) around the UK on 01825 765546 immediately should any be found.

Winter Festive Funday

Following the success of the past four Winter Festivals, the Fun Day was held on Sunday 13th December 2015.

Again this year was as promised an even more magical experience of Christmas with Rudolph and co as they paraded into the centre accompanied by Father Christmas with his sleigh.
When you see Santa it adds that Special Sparkle to the festive time.
Click here to see a collage of photos.
Magical Christmas at the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary

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 white fluffy pups may look cute, but they have sharp teeth that carry harmful bacterial.
Also keep your dogs on leads when near seals.
Click here
to find out
what to do
if you
a seal pup that is in distress or alone.
Seals in the wild
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.

Latest Leaflet

Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version of the Sanctuary´s latest leaflet.
Ancient Oceans
6th-21st Feb 2016

Why not visit the SEA LIFE Sanctuary between Saturday 6th & Sunday 21st February 2016 and brush up on your discovery skills this half term and become a Dinosaur Detective.

Click here to find out more.
Ancient Oceans
Winter Opening Times

Please check with the centre for winter visiting times, as these may vary. Click here for details about opening times in January 2016.

Interesting Facts

The River Otters are found throughout Alaska, Canada and the northern United States, and are hence named the North American River Otter. They are slightly larger than our native European Otter and are probably the most numerous Otter species in the wild.
Interesting Facts

Walk for Whales 2016

A date for your diary...Want to do your bit to raise awareness and money for The Whale and Dolphin Conservation charity? Why not take part in the "Walk for Whales" on the Sunday 26th June 2016.

Click here for more details.
Walk for Whales - 26th June 2016
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

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.

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