News Update Autumn 2012
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Please note that the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary will be closed from Monday
5th November until Friday 23rd November 2012
inclusive.

This closure period is for essential maintenance work to the Giant Shark Display which cannot be performed while the centre are open to visitors.

The centre will re-open again on Saturday
24th November 2012.
Maintenance work
The shark display including the walk through tunnel was drained and closed to all visitors on 8th October 2012, while the rest of the attraction remained open. However, due to the repair work now required it is not possible for the centre to remain open during the next phase of work.

During this time Ernie the Giant Turtle will have a short holiday at their sister attraction the Great Yarmouth SEA LIFE Centre, and the sharks will spend a winter holiday at the Brighton SEA LIFE Centre.
Shark Display and Tunnel closed from 8th October 2012 - 16th February 2013.

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary: Closed 5th November - 23rd November 2012.
Scheduled to re-open on Saturday 24th November 2012.
Please check the website for further updates or call the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary on 01485 533576 before you set off on your journey.

Seal Pups Release
The British Paralympic Gold medallist
Jessica-Jane Applegate was on hand to help the Animal Care Team with the release of the seal pups, Ogogo, Jessica-Jane, Oates and Sophie, back into the wild on 16th October 2012.

Click here to watch a short video of the seal release.
Seal Release
Rescued Seal Pups
Pups Brad, Claire, Popeye and Miley are currently in the outside resident seal enclosure pool for their final stage of rehabilitation and will be released back into the wild in the next two months.
Pendle (photo right) is currently in the main hospital, he is one very lazy seal! Pendle spends most of the day on his back napping but loves to swim about and play in the water
when the pen is full.

He enjoys making the team laugh by blowing bubbles underwater and by biting the hose!
Pendle
PippaPippa (left) and Macey (right), this year´s rescued pups, have been moved to Hunstanton´s sister attraction
Oban SEA LIFE Sanctuary
in Scotland as their new residents. Macey and Pippa have a permanent thyroid condition and will need regular medication for the rest of their lives.
Macey
Resident Seals
Our resident common seals, Amber, Sally and Tyne, are all doing really well and
looking after the four remaining rescued seal pups.
Resident Seals
A Selection of Sanctuary Photos
Just click on the picture of your choice below to catch up with some of the creatures recently
at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
Lumpsuckers Lesser Octopus Bamboo Shark Clown Loach Frontosa
Penguins Penguins Preparing food Otters Otters
Sea Urchin Otters Group Photo Penguins Seal Pup being weighed

Adopt an Animal

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 creature and help to maintain first class animal care at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.    Click here for more details.
If You Discover a Seal Pup in the Wild!
The animal care team is on call around the clock to race to the rescue of seal pups in trouble anywhere around the coast. Back at the Sanctuary, pups receive expert veterinary care and are gradually weaned from a liquid diet to whole fish in the purpose built hospital. Then it´s to the outdoor pools to gain weight and build strength and stamina ready to resume life in the wild.
If you should discover a seal pup that seems to be in distress, or is alone, what you do next could mean the difference between life and death for the animal.

DO keep your distance;
DON´T attempt to handle the pup;
DON´T attempt to put the pup in the sea;
DON´T ignore the situation;
DO tell the appropriate organisation.
SOS Seal Rescue Hospital Call the
Hunstanton
SEA LIFE
Sanctuary
on
01485 533576
or
contact your nearest RSPCA officer.

Forthcoming Event for 2012
News Update - Ghost Adventure Ghost Adventure : 28th October 2012 - 5pm - 8pm
Come and join in the fun at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
Click here to read the flyer.

Book a Birthday Party

For details about booking a Birthday Party for your children at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary, please contact the centre on 01485 533576.

A "Princess" and her party stand by the seal pool at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
Birthday Party
Save Money

Save money on your entrance tickets by booking on line
for the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Please click here for more details.
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