Seal Bay opens for Guests - 28th July 2004
The National Seal Sanctuary will open its newly refurbished pool on Wednesday 28th of July 2004.

The new pool called "Seal Bay" will be officially opened by local MP for Falmouth and Camborne Candy Atherton. "Candy has always taken a keen interest in the work we do here at the Sanctuary, and has been one of our most committed supporters" said Manager Judy Williams.

With the cost of the new pool in the region of £50,000, this has seen local building Contractor D.J. Williams use 2000 blocks, 120 tonnes of concrete and 1,920 man hours. The pool is now 18 metres long and 6 metres wide and holds an amazing 200,000 litres of seawater.

Seal Bay has been specifically designed to mimic a natural seal environment; this includes a beach haul out area. Improvements have also been made for our visitors with acrylic viewing fitted to the enclosure to allow the public to come face to face with our residents.

"This is all part of our long term project to refurbish all the pools at the Sanctuary and create a more natural environment for all the residents."

Now this pool is complete, we can start to look at plans to up grade our California Sea Lion pool.

"We would also like to say a big thank you to all our visitors. Without their support none of this work would be possible, it is with the support of sponsors and kind donations that these new developments can go ahead," added Judy Williams

The move to the pool will take place at 2pm, followed by the official opening of Seal Bay at 2.30pm.