Re-built sanctuary back in the rescue business -
even before opening its doors


The newly refurbished Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary has already rescued its first seal pup...on the eve of its re-opening.

Marine experts dashed to pick up a stranded common seal pup from the beach at Mundesley just hours after giving weather man Michael Fish a VIP preview of the attraction, which cost 3 million pounds to re-build after being wrecked by a flood last December.
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary In honour of the 70-year-old BBC forecaster, whose visit coincides with the 27th anniversary of his infamous "no hurricane" blunder...the rescued pup has been christened Madeleine.

The pup, suffering from lung worms, has been put into special isolation cubicle in the refurbished seal hospital, and will later receive a full veterinary check.
"We have been looking forward to resuming vital seal rescue work as soon as possible," said staff member Hollie Stephenson, "but we didn´t expect to be back in action even before we re-opened."

"It´s one of the most rewarding aspects of the job, though, so we´re happy we were able to respond."
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary Michael Fish officially declared the Sanctuary ready to open at a preview event for invited guests last evening.

The floods which filled it to a depth of three feet on December 5th last year cracked windows and lifted tanks off their moorings and led to more than 2,500 creatures being evacuated to foster homes across the country.
Press Release issued by the Sea Life Centres
For more details please contact: Mark Oakley 01202 440040
Date: 16th October 2014

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