News Update for Autumn 2013
Resident Seals
As part of the enrichment programme, the animal care team try and come up with different ideas to keep the resident seals active.
During feeding time Lora, Macey and Pippa are kept on the go with balls and hoops. Lora loves to bring back her white ball and Pippa (photo above) has a blue ball.

Members of the animal care team have to keep an eye on Lora, as she will eat all the fish if she is not told to stay beside them!

Click here to see a selection of photos of the resident seals.
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Shark Awareness
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary threw the spotlight on sharks during the Shark Awareness event (20th October - 3rd November 2013), with talks, feeding demonstrations, kids´ activities and lots more!

Visitors learnt about these amazing and increasingly endangered animals and what we can all do to help save them.

Did you know...The largest Shark that ever lived is the Megalodon Shark (12-15 metres).

Shark Awareness Week
Resident Otters
Lewis and Isla are still very active and can be found searching their enclosure for food. Usually an hour before feeding time they can be found sitting on the rocks surrounding the underwater viewing pool looking to see if any of the animal care team are coming with the food.

Click here to see a selection of photos of the resident otters.
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Winter Wonderland
Fun Day
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary are looking forward to their annual event the Winter Wonderland Fun Day, which is not to be missed. Following the success of the last two Winter Festivals, the centre will be holding another Fun Day with Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations, Face Painting, Fun and Games throughout the Sanctuary and there is also a Santa Claus´s Grotto with the man himself making an appearance, if you would like to come along it is on the 24th November 2013.

Buy your tickets online now for the fantastic Winter Wonderland Funday!

All tickets only £5.00 per person!

Winter Wonderland Fun Day on 24th November 2013
Gift Experience
In honour of our new Royal Prince, the Sanctuary have officially launch their "Afternoon Tea For Two gift experience package" for £30 only for Two.
Afternoon Tea for Two
You´ll begin this journey of discovery at the visitor´s centre where you´ll receive your Sanctuary guidebook from the helpful ticketing staff.

Then it´s time to get out and explore the incredible sites at the Sanctuary, from the seal pools to the Nutkins Nature Trail, from otter creek to hands on rock pool experience, there is plenty to keep you busy whatever the weather.

At any point during your day you can pay the Shore Line Coffee Shop a visit and help yourself to the fantastic range of food.

Your afternoon tea for two voucher includes two hot drinks and two scrumptious handmade cakes!

Benefits include:-

-  Admission to the Sanctuary for two people;
-  Guidebook;
-  Two hot drinks and cakes of your choice;
-  Access to all of the displays, with talks
   and feeds throughout the day;
-  Your ticket will allow you to re-enter
   the Sanctuary within 7 days!

To Book: Call 01631 720386
Afternoon Tea for Two
Save Money on 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 or on the button right, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´ official Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary website for the Best Price Guarantee.
Book a Birthday Party
Give your child a birthday to remember with an Exclusive SEA LIFE Party.

Take a guided tour around the SEA LIFE´s fantastic creature displays, followed by a birthday meal and gifts for everyone.   Click here for more information.
Rescued Seal Pups
These two gorgeous little boys needs your help to name them! Come along to the Sanctuary´s Christmas Funday on Sunday 24th November 2013 and you could be the one that chooses their names.

(Pup No. 1) 4 - 5 weeks old seal pup was found by a local whilst walking his dog along the shores of Falls of Lora in Connel on 29th October 2013. Considering that the weather has been particularly stormy for the last couple of days, this pup had most likely been separated from its mother and simply too exhausted to get back into the water and try to catch something to eat. Click here to read more.
Pup No. 1 (no named at the present)
(Pup No. 2) 2 - 3 weeks old (whitecoat) wee seal pup was brought to the care of the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary by SSPCA staff on 9th November 2013. Click here to read more.
Pup No. 2 (no named at the present)
Jessie, approximate 4 months old female seal pup, was found on a busy public beach opposite the Coasters Pub in Oban on 11th November 2013.

She had a few bite marks on her rear flippers which could have come from a curious dog, as this beach is used by dog walkers. Click here to read more.
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.

If you have run out of ideas what to get your love ones for Christmas, this would make a great gift. Click here for more details.
In the Shallow Shores you can use the orange viewers to look underwater for an even better view.
underwater viewers
Just click here or on a thumbnail of your choice below to catch up with some of the amazing creatures at the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
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Nutkins Nature Trail
A chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery and view the local wildlife

The Terry Nutkins Memorial Nature Trail, which was officially opened on 16th April 2013, is a winding half-mile walk through a sign-posted wooded landscape.

The Sanctuary were proud to name the new "Nature Trail" in Terry´s honour and hope it brings visitors a taste of the enjoyment and passion for the native wildlife that Terry helped inspire in countless thousands of young people during his life.

The latest residents are the ducks, don´t forget to go and say hello!
Here is a selection of photos taken during the autumn months.
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Seals in the Wild!
We are now into the Grey Seal pupping season in the UK, if you are visiting the coast around Scotland, you may well see newborn pups, can we remind you that white fluffy pups may look cute, but they have sharp teeth that carry harmful baterial.

They can also be easily disturbed and lose their mum, so please keep your distance and help look after our wonderful marine life!
Mum and Pup
If you discover a seal pup that is in distress or alone, do not approach or touch it, the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary on 01631 720386 or your nearest SSPCA or RSPCA Officer.

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

Wherever you live around the world, check out your nearest rescue organisation.

Be ready to get help when you discover an injured animal.  Click here for more details.
Whitecoat Seal Pup
Creran Cook Book
Just to let you all know that the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary have created their very own Creran Cook Book for only £3.00 (plus £1.99 for P&P).

This would make a great Birthday or Christmas present.

If you would like to buy a copy, please send a cheque made payable to "The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary" for £4.99 including P&P or contact the centre direct on 01631 720386.
Creran Cook Book