News Update March 2013
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After completion of the essential maintenance work on the Tropical Shark Tank including the walk through tunnel, Ernie, the Green Sea Turtle, and all the Sharks, have returned home to the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary from their winter holidays at Great Yarmouth and Brighton SEA LIFE Centres.
Topical Shark Tank
One of the Porcupine Puffer Fish (Diodon holocanthus) loves to swim in and out of the dinosaur´s skull in the Tropical Shark Tank.

Interesting fact : Did you know that Porcupine Pufferfish have the ability to inflate their bodies with water or air as a warning to predators!
Puffer Fish A Black Tip Reef Shark
Another interesting fact : A Black Tip Reef Sharks diet is composed primarily of small fishes, including mullet, groupers, grunters, jacks, mojarras, wrasses, surgeonfish and smelt-whitings.

Rescued Seal Pups
George George (photo left), a six weeks old grey seal pup, was rescued from Holme on 26th January 2013, he was suffering worms and small injuries to his rear flipper.

He is currently in the hospital´s weaning pool (swimming pool).
Pumpkin, a common seal pup rescued on 31st October 2012, was released back to the wild on 2nd March 2013 at Snettisham beach.

Photo right of Pumpkin was taken in the hospital on 27th February 2013.
Pumpkin


The Residents
Seals
Tyne, Amber and Sally have two new friends (Pendle and Miley) in their home and are teaching them a few new tricks, but Tyne likes to show off and get a few fish handed to her during feeding time.

Photo below : Tyne being fed.
Tyne
Pendle (photo below) is now a resident at the Sanctuary!

His thyroid level dropped too low to be released back to the wild so he will be on a life-long treatment to maintain his level.
Pendle
Photo below is of Pendle and Miley.
Pendle and Miley
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Otters
When it comes to feeding time, Yorkie, Smartie, Skittle and Twix and their mum Summer, seem to compete to see who can shout the loudest telling the animal care team that they are hungry! The otters tend to forget they have been fed a few hours beforehand.
Otters
Penguins
Joepi didn´t feel very well the other day when this photo was taken, Kirsty, one of the animal care team, gave him a bit of tender loving care, to encourage him to eat - she gave him some small spats.
Joepi
Caimen Crocodiles
As you can see the Caimen Crocodiles are putting on lots of weight, they have been at the centre for two years in April.
Caimen Crocodiles
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.
Lionfish Puffer Fish Painted Lobster Aquarium Flounder
Long Horned Cow Fish Otter Tyne, resident Seal Penguins Sping Lobster

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.
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
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.

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