News Update September 2016
Resident Common Seals

Amber, Sally, Tyne, Miley, Pendle and Silver are still helping the rescued seal pups, showing them how to compete for fish before the pups are returned to the wild in the next month so.
Click here to see a larger version of this photo right along with a further one. Resident Seals

Resident Otters

Interesting facts...Did you know that the Asian Short-Clawed Otter is the smallest otter species - only about the size of a domestic cat. The largest otter is the giant South American otter, which may be up to 10 times heavier!

Photos below are of Summer and her sons Smarti & Twix.



Resident Penguins

Interesting facts...Did you know that the Humboldt Penguin is a South American Penguin that breeds in coastal Chile and Peru. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Magellanic Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin.



Rescued Seal Pups in the hospital

Dr Robotnik, a male common seal pup, was rescued on 29th September 2016 from Bacton.

Here are a few photos of the rescued seal pups taken in the hospital on 3rd September 2016.
Alex Snorlax Jiggly Puff Tetris Alex
Dixie Misty Bonnie Ash Aqua Bauble

If You Discover a
Seal Pup in the Wild!

If you should discover a seal pup that seems to be in distress, or is alone, what you do next could mean the difference between life and death for the animal.

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.
Please call the
Sanctuary on
01485 533576.
The Animal Care Team are on call around the clock to race to the rescue of seal pups in trouble anywhere around the coast.

Back at the Sanctuary, pups receive expert veterinary care and are gradually weaned from a liquid diet to whole fish in the purpose built hospital.

Then it´s to the outdoor pools to gain weight and build strength and stamina ready to resume life in the wild.
Seal Colony
We went to check out the local Seal Colony near Hunstanton, by booking a boat trip to view the seals with Searles Sea Tours on sand banks in the Wash!
Seal Colony
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Beach Clean 2016
A huge Thank You to everyone who took part in the The Great British Beach Clean weekend with the Marine Conservation Society between 16th and 20th September 2016 at local beaches.

Please keep an eye on the MCS website for future dates, times and locations of your nearest beach cleans in 2017!
Beach Clean

Spooky Seas
Join the staff for a Halloween "Spooky Seas" Event from 22nd to 31st October 2016...Will you pick a trick or a treat? Find out more when you visit!

Pre-book your entrance tickets in advance now and save money.

Click here for more details.
Spooky Seas

Towels Urgently Wanted!
The fantastic Animal Care Team are running low on towels due to the number of rescued seal pups.

If anyone has any spare towels, please drop them into the reception at the Sanctuary. Thank You so much.

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

Why not adopt a seal pup or a creature and help to maintain the first class animal care at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

Please click here for more details.
Adopt a Seal Pup
Leaflet for 2016
The Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary´s new leaflet for 2016 is available, Click here to download a printer friendly pdf version.

Save Money on your Admission 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 up to 30%.

Plus you can also purchase SEA LIFE Annual Passes and Merlin Annual Passes.

When you click here or on the above link, it will take you through to Merlin Entertainments´
official booking website for Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary for the Best Price Guarantee.

A Frequent Question: I´m on holiday in the area and can´t print my entrance tickets.
Answer: Please click here for more details about printing tickets.

This news update has been put together by volunteers/supporters of the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

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