News Update September 2013
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Rescued Seal Pups
Robin, Batman, Wonderwoman (photo below), Mystique, Spiderman and Dangermouse are putting on lots of weight and in their final stage of rehabilitation and will be released back into the wild within the next month or so.
Wonderwoman
The staff waved goodbye to Superman when he was returned to the wild on 25th September 2013 at Snettisham Beach.
Superman
Taggie spotted in wild!
Juls was rescued from the beach at Old Hunstanton on 3rd January 2012 then returned to the wild on 11th June 2012, since then they had not had a reported sighting until an email was sent via the website to Tamara Cooper from Reserve Manager David Pickett.

David said a seal had been seen several times at the Isle of May in Scotland with a tag which came from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary uses the same tags and Tamara from Cornwall contacted Keiran at Hunstanton who confirmed it was Juls.

Click here to read the Isle of May´s NNR blog about Juls and other wildlife in the area.

The photo below shows Juls checking out a buoy.
Juls
Beach Clean
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary continues to support the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in their efforts to clean up Norfolk´s coastlines.
Beach Clean
Beachwatch Big Weekend is now in it´s 20th year, these events are held throughout the UK involves local individuals, groups and communities in caring for their coastal environment.

Some of the staff helped to do a sweep of the beach on 22nd September 2013 at Old Hunstanton.
Beach Clean
Shark Awareness
19th Oct - 3rd Nov 2013
SEA LIFE will throw the spotlight on sharks for this event, with talks, feeding demonstrations, kids´ activities and lots more.

Learn about these amazing and increasingly endangered animals and what we can all do to help save them.
Shark Awareness
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.   Please click here, send an email or call 01485 533576 for more details.
Save Money on Admission 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, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´ official Hunstanton
SEA LIFE Sanctuary website for the Best Price Guarantee.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE
Summer Interns
Kirsty, Jo, Hollie, Sarah and Kieran would like to say a Big Thank You and Good Luck to Sarah, Hetty and Amy their fabulous Seal Interns who had worked incredibly hard for them during this summer!

Sarah, Hetty and Amy have been there through the highs and lows and have helped the Animal Care Team to rescue and rehabilitate all the baby seals! Good luck back at school and with your job hunting!
Sarah, Hetty and Amy
Otters
Summer and her cubs, Yorkie, Smartie, Skittle and Twix, are enjoying their new playhouse. Like most children, the otters enjoy endless hours playing in here.   Click here or on the photo below to see a larger photo of the Otters.
Otters in their playhouse
Penguins
Jess, Charlie, Harvey, Beau, Ellie and Dimi are now looking very beautiful and handsome following their annual summer molt.

Click here or on the photo below to see a larger photo of the Penguins.
Penguins
Caimen Crocodiles
It was time to go and visit the Crocodiles and clean their windows, Hollie, with a watchful eye from Kieran with a broom, gets the mop out.
Hollie and Kieran
Aquarium
Click here or on the photo below to see a larger photo of some of the Lesser Spotted Dogfish Egg Cases on display at the moment.
Lesser Spotter Dogfish Egg Cases
The Octonauts
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary welcomed back Kwazii and Peso, the Octonauts, to the Centre between 21st and 29th September 2013, hope you had a chance to meet them.

Young fans of the TV show were really excited to meet Kwazii and Peso, who are part of the team of undersea adventure heros from CBeebies.

Click here or on the photo below to see a larger photo of Kwazzi and Peso.
The Octonauts
Feeding time
Joyce, part of the media team for this website, to great delight in helping Jo, one of the Animal Care Team, feed the seals in the pool.
Joyce helped jo with feeding the seals
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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