[Press Releases]


Battle To Save Stranded Sea Turtle BATTLE TO SAVE STRANDED SEA TURTLE
Marine experts at the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary in Oban are battling to save the life of a loggerhead sea turtle found stranded in Troon on 6th December 2015...More>>
Hyper Rare Blue Shore Crab Walks Into Sea Life Sanctuary HYPER RARE BLUE SHORE CRAB WALKS INTO SEA LIFE SANCTUARY
Britain´s rarest crab has literally walked into a Scottish Sea Life centre and offered itself up for public display!...More>>
Seal Pup 'Boo' Given Permanent Home SEAL PUP "BOO" GIVEN PERMANENT HOME
A lovable seal pup with seriously impaired vision is to be given a permanent home at the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary in Oban...More>>
Seal Pup named after Wimbledon Champion SEAL PUP NAMED AFTER WIMBLEDON CHAMPION
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary in Oban celebrates its first Seal rescue of the season, and names him after Scottish star...More>>
Easter Eggstravaganza EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
The Easter weekend saw The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary open its doors to hoards of hungry egg hunters!...More>>
Woking Girl Jenny Plays Key Role in March for Marine Life WOKING GIRL JENNY PLAYS KEY ROLE IN MARCH FOR MARINE LIFE
Woking girl Jenny Hickman was in the vanguard of a march on Westminster this week...with Fish Fight campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and 2,000 supporters...More>>
March To Save Sea Life MARCH TO SAVE SEA LIFE
A mass march from the South Bank to the Houses of Parliament on 25th February 2013 will deliver around 40,000 postcards in support of protecting British seas with a network of special "Marine Conservation Zones´...  More>>
Britain's Strangest Starfish! BRITAIN´S STRANGEST STARFISH!
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary has become home to Britain´s strangest starfish...  More>>
Love Is In The Water at the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary LOVE IS IN THE WATER AT SCOTTISH SEA LIFE SANCTUARY
A novel fish exchange has seen some of nature´s greatest lovers arrive at the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary just in time for Valentine´s Day...  More>>
SEA LIFE Sanctuary Auctions Chance To Join Seal Release SEA LIFE SANCTUARY AUCTIONS CHANCE TO JOIN SEAL RELEASE
The magical experience of seeing a successfully rescued seal pup returning to the wild is up for auction...  More>>
Pandas and Seals In Food Swap PANDAS AND SEALS IN FOOD SWAP
A spot of heavy gardening in the grounds of the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary in Oban is set to provide a surprise benefit for the star residents of Edinburgh Zoo...  More>>
Welly boot sales set to plummet as seal pup Holly returns to the wild WELLY BOOT SALES SET TO PLUMMET AS SEAL PUP HOLLY RETURNS
TO THE WILD

Wellington boot stockists in the Oban area can expect a dip in sales now that rescued grey seal pup Holly has been returned to the wild...  More>>
New Home Found for John, Paul, George and Ringo NEW HOME FOUND FOR JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE AND RINGO
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary has stepped in to provide a luxurious new home for the four American turtles found abandoned last week in West Lothian...  More>>
Otter Couple Seal The Knot! OTTER COUPLE SEAL THE KNOT!
Royal wedding fever led to an impromptu marriage on the picturesque shores of Loch Creran in Scotland between two loving otters! ...  More>>
Launch of Scotland's First Turtle Sanctuary LAUNCH OF SCOTLAND´S FIRST TURTLE SANCTUARY
Eighteen illegal immigrants will be among the residents of a new refuge for freshwater turtles opening at here...  More>>
Shunned Seal Finds Affection at Sanctuary SHUNNED SEAL FINDS AFFECTION AT SANCTUARY
A common seal shunned by his own kind has finally found the affection he craves at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary...  More>>
OTTERS CELEBRATE BURNS NIGHT WITH FISH HAGGISOTTERS CELEBRATE BURNS NIGHT WITH FISH HAGGIS
The haggis might smell a bit peculiar at Oban SEA LIFE Sanctuary Burns Night celebrations this 25th January 2011, but don´t blame the chef - it´s fish Haggis for the otters...  More>>
SEA LIFE staff issued ear plugs as Grey Seal pup 'Chewie' is dubbed noisiest resident everSEA LIFE STAFF ISSUED WITH EAR PLUGS AS
GREY SEAL PUP ´CHEWIE´ IS DUBBED NOISIEST RESIDENT EVER!

Staff at Oban SEA LIFE Sanctuary have been issued health and safety ear plugs after the surprise arrival of an exceptionally noisy Grey Seal.   More>>
Why walk for Whales?WHY WALK FOR WHALES?
The ban on commercial whaling is one of the greatest conservation victories of all time. Before it became law in 1983, whaling had brought entire species to the brink of extinction.   More>>
Monster haul for Oban SEA LIFE Sanctuary as giant halibut are re-homedMONSTER HAUL FOR SEA LIFE SANCTUARY AS GIANT HALIBUT ARE RE-HOMED
The Oban SEA LIFE Sanctuary will see a monster haul on 16th May 2010 as two giant halibut are re-homed at the centre.   More>>
Sanctuary Employs 'Strong Arm' Tactics To Feed Giant Octopus!SANCTUARY EMPLOYS ´STRONG ARM´ TACTICS TO FEED GIANT OCTOPUS
A strict feeding regime has had to be introduced for a new resident at the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary...after the Giant Pacific Octopus tried to haul a staff member into his tank!   More>>
Return Of The Herring!RETURN OF THE HERRING!
Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary visitors are once again being dazzled by a spectacular shoal of herring in one of the most famous aquarium tanks in Europe... More>>
Things Looking Up for Robbery VictimTHINGS LOOKING UP FOR ROBBERY VICTIM
SEA LIFE girl Karen Richmond has bounced back with a vengeance from a devastating career blow that would have driven many to despair. The 26-year-old´s triumph over adversity reached a peak last week when she met childhood idol Terry Nutkins... More>>
Rare Catch Fuels Global Warming DebateRARE CATCH FUELS GLOBAL WARMING DEBATE
They have not been seen in Scottish waters for years...but fisherman Peter Braham has caught two trigger fish in as many weeks just offshore from Oban... More>>
School Starts Early For Lewis & IslaSCHOOL STARTS EARLY FOR LEWIS & ISLA
School is still out for most of Scotland...but classes have started in earnest for two difficult pupils at Barcaldine, near Oban... More>>
HELP TO PROTECT OUR SEALS!HELP TO PROTECT OUR SEALS!
The SEA LIFE Sanctuaries are supporting the efforts of the Seal Protection Action Group, Cornwall Seal Group and other organisations in a new Early Day Motion (EDM) that has recently been set up by Paddy Tipping MP... More>>
Fingal the AWOL Otter is recapturedFINGAL THE AWOL OTTER IS RECAPTURED
Fingal the Canadian Otter is safely back home after six weeks on the loose from the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary at Oban. A SEA LIFE team finally recaptured him in a carefully planned operation beneath the Connel Bridge... More>>
SEA LIFE Sanctuary Awash With Baby SeahorsesSEA LIFE SANCTUARY AWASH WITH BABY SEAHORSES
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary enjoyed a record week for seahorse births this week...with broods emerging everyday Monday to Thursday... More>>
End of An Era As SEA LIFE Mourns Loss of Oldest ResidentEND OF AN ERA AS SEA LIFE MOURNS LOSS OF OLDEST RESIDENT
The last survivor of a famous threesome has passed away...marking the end of an era for the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary at Oban. Common Seal Lorne... More>>
Tierney Sparkles at Junior SEA LIFE ConferenceTIERNEY SPARKLES AT JUNIOR SEA LIFE CONFERENCE
A passionate presentation by an 11-year-old Argyll girl on the problem of seal shooting in Scotland was roundly applauded by guests at a Conference in Birmingham this week. Tierney Carter's detailed and... More>>
Three's Company For Oban SealsTHREE´S COMPANY FOR OBAN SEALS
A seal pup called Lily has made a journey of more than 200 miles from Tynemouth to Oban to provide company for resident male Lorne and his one-year-old daughter Lora. When long-term resident... More>>
Albino Dogfish is all-whiteALBINO DOGFISH IS ALL-WHITE
A true Albino Dogfish caught by two local fishermen is being welcomed into her new home at the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary after being declared ´all-white´. On 2nd May 2008, a routine fishing trip... More>>
Young Seal Fan Books Ticket To Junior SEA LIFE ConferenceYOUNG SEAL FAN BOOKS TICKET TO JUNIOR SEA LIFE CONFERENCE
An 11-year-old Oban girl is to represent the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary at Britain´s first National Junior SEA LIFE Conference. Tierney Carter, of Bonawe answered... More>>
Delegate needed for unique Junior SEA LIFE ConferenceDELEGATE NEEDED FOR UNIQUE JUNIOR SEA LIFE CONFERENCE
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary is searching for a young marine buff to be its representative at a unique National Junior SEA LIFE Conference in July 2008. All 11 UK SEA LIFE Centres and Sanctuaries are... More>>
SAD NEWS ABOUT SULA, OUR OTTERSAD NEWS ABOUT SULA, OUR OTTER
Staff at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary have been deeply saddened by the loss of their female North American Otter Sula. Sula had been ill for several weeks... More>>
Whale slaughter triggers call for boycott of Japanese goodsWHALE SLAUGHTER TRIGGERS CALL FOR BOYCOTT OF JAPANESE GOODS
The UK-based network of SEA LIFE attractions is calling for a boycott of Japanese goods this Christmas in protest over Japan´s Antarctic whale hunt... More>>
Fishermen's Tales WantedFISHERMEN´S TALES WANTED
A reward is being offered for ripping yarns from the high seas! The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary wants to hear... More>>
SEA LIFE Sanctuary mourns death of Gigha the seal (12/07/1983 - 11/09/2007)SEA LIFE SANCTUARY MOURNS DEATH OF GIGHA THE SEAL
Staff at a Scottish wildlife sanctuary are mourning the death of their oldest resident seal Gigha...just six weeks after she gave birth to a healthy pup... More>>
Pup Lora delights SEA LIFE VisitorsPUP LORA DELIGHTS SEA LIFE VISITORS
A new arrival is stealing all the limelight at the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, a new born common seal pup christened Lora. Lora appeared overnight... More>>
Holidaymakers trigger rescue missions for seal pups Jamie and JelenaHOLIDAYMAKERS TRIGGER RESCUE MISSIONS FOR SEAL PUPS
Holidaymakers sparked simultaneous seal-rescue dramas 25 miles apart in the West Highlands. The two rescued common seal pups... More>>
Rescued turtle 'Holly' heads south to sanctuaryRESCUED TURTLE 'HOLLY' HEADS SOUTH TO SANCTUARY
A young loggerhead sea turtle found on a Scottish beach in December is well enough to make the first leg of her journey back to the wild. Loggerhead turtle Holly was found... More>>
Turtle 'Holly' a surprise find on Scottish beachTURTLE ´HOLLY´ A SURPRISE FIND ON SCOTTISH BEACH
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary at Oban is looking after a tiny eight inch loggerhead sea turtle found washed up on Ardmucknish Beach, Benderloch. As she turned up just... More>>
Turtle 'Holly' a surprise find on Scottish beachFRENCH TOURISTS TRIGGER TURTLE RESCUE MISSION
A major land and sea rescue mission for an injured turtle was triggered by a couple of French tourists when they spotted the rare visitor struggling... More>>
Turtle ‘Myrtle’ cleared for Take OffTURTLE ´MYRTLE´ CLEARED FOR TAKE OFF
A sea turtle that was nursed back from the brink of death by animal care staff at the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary is set to return to the wild... More>>

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