A Special News Update
15th October 2014
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In December 2013, Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary fell victim to the Tidal Surge that swept the East Coast of the United Kingdom.

The unfortunate consequence meant that the centre had to close for ten months as every display was stripped out and completely refurbished.
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary This £3,000,000 project has culminated in a brand new SEA LIFE Sanctuary, with much excitement, the doors re-opened at 10am on 15th October 2014 to the press and media for the day.
Pupils from Redgate Junior School and Hunstanton Infant School joined Michael Fish MBE in being the first guests to visit the rebuilt attraction.

They brought along a great banner which the children had made.

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Michael Fish warned whilst he and the children toured the Sanctuary "The weather is changing for the worst everywhere because of climate change. The chance of getting another surge is getting greater - it could happen again here. As individuals we are powerless to stop it, but together every little helps if we all do our bit."     Click here to read press release.
Rescued common seal pup from Mundesley Around about 1.30pm in the afternoon, Angela, the Retail Manager, took a call from a member of the public about a seal pup laying on the beach at Mundesley for a few hours.

Kirsty (Animal Care Team) and Ally (Entertainments) along with Joyce (Media and Website) were despatched to go and check on the pup. The pup is now safely in one of the pens in the new seal hospital. More details about the pup to follow shortly.  
In honour of the 70-year BBC forecaster, whose visit coincides with the 27th anniversary of his infamous "no hurricane" blunder...the rescued pup has been chistened Madeleine, after Michael Fish´s 4 year old Granddaughter.

Click here to read the press release.

Click here to see a selection of photos taken of the pups rescue.
Rescued common seal pup from Mundesley
Here is a selection of photos taken during the day and the evening of the VIP Pre-Launch Event. Pendle was really excited to see all the guests in the evening, as Hollie, one of the Animal Care Team, pointed out, it is passed Pendle´s bedtime.

Just click here or on the picture of your choice below to see a larger version. We took over 2000 photos of the day including the seal pup rescue and whittled these down to only 60 for you to see for now.
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