News Update for Winter 2013/14
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Winter Wonderland
The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary had a fantastic Winter Wonderland Fun Day on 24th November 2013. Winter Wonderland Funday
This was successful Winter Festival Fun Day with Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations, Face Painting, Fun and Games throughout the Sanctuary and there was also a Santa Claus´s Grotto with the man himself making an appearance.
Rescued Seal Pups
Jessie and Luke In early December 2013 Luke was joined by another rescued pup, Jessie, in the hospital´s weaning pool.

As you can see from the photo left, they are best of friends now following an initial disputes over fish.
Click here to watch a short video of Jake, this was filmed in November 2013 by a member of the Sanctuary staff.

Click here to see a photo of Jake taken in the outside seal enclosure in January 2014.

Jake (release weight 38kgs) was released back into the wild on 27th January 2014 and Jessie (release weight 36kgs) on 11th February 2014. Both seemed to enjoy their new giant pool of water and after few glimpses at the boat they took off exploring. Click here to see photos of their release back to the wild.

Luke is waiting to be released but needs to be checked by the vet first.   Click here to see two photos of Luke in the outside seal enclosure taken on 14th February 2014.

Resident Seals
Lora, Macey and Pippa have done a brilliant job of looking after the rescued seal pups and teaching them how to compete for fish. Macey (left) and Lora (right)
Photo above is of Macey (left) and Lora (right).

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. Click here to see a collage photos of the resident seals enjoying themselves during feeding time.

Click here to see a photo of Gareth giving a seal talk.



Resident Otters
Lewis and Isla, the River Otters, are missing you visitors during the winter months. Please visit them and show your support. Otters
Did you know that...The River Otters are more active during the day than our native European Otter.

The River Otters are found throughout Alaska, Canada and the northern United States, and are hence named the North American River Otter. They are slightly larger than our native European otter and are probably the most numerous Otter species in the wild. Hopefully, with a better understanding of Otters and the dangers facing them, we can all do our bit to help the plight of our own native Otters and their relatives around the world.

Aquarium Photos
Just click here or on a thumbnail of your choice below to catch up with some of the amazing creatures at the Sanctuary.
Shallow shores Shallow shores Bass Whiting Common Starfish Seahorse


Nutkins Nature Trail Photos
Just click here or on a thumbnail of your choice below to see a selection of photos of the Nutkins Nature Trail.

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Gift Experience

Click here for details about "Afternoon Tea For Two gift experience package" for only £30 for Two.
Afternoon Tea for two

Save Money on your Entrance 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 YOUR TICKETS ONLINE
Animal Adoptions

A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.

Help us to maintain first class animal care at SEA LIFE.
Click here for more details.



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 details.

Birthday Party

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).

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


If you find a
Seal in the Wild


Click here to find out what to do if you discover a seal pup that is in distress or alone, please...
DO keep your distance;
Do Not attempt to
handle the pup;
Do Not attempt to put the
pup in the sea;
Do Not ignore the situation;
Do tell the appropriate organisation.
Find a Seal in the Wild


Opening Times

The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary is open from 10am onwards each day apart from Christmas Day, so come along and join in the fun.

For closing times, please contact the Sanctuary on 01631 720386.

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