New Common Seal Pool

The National Seal Sanctuary´s newest residents were moved to their new home on Tuesday 19th of August 2003. Flotsam and Jetsam, two young Common Seals, came to the Sanctuary at Easter from the North Sea Museum at Hirtshals Denmark.

The new larger pool has been completely refurbished. Naturally themed with full size acrylic windows, the seals will be closer than ever to the public.
Ken opens new pool - Photo by Chris Berry of Cornish Interactive Media
Photo by Chris Berry of Cornish Interactive Media
Ken Jones, Founder, opened the new pool. Ken and his wife Mary started the Sanctuary over 40 years ago at St Agnes, on the north coast of Cornwall before moving to Gweek in 1974. The pool was dedicated to the memory of Mary Jones, who died recently. "She was the backbone behind the work of saving seals" said Ken.

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