News Update for Spring 2019

Boo moves to Birmingham Sea Life Centre
On 11th April 2019, Boo along with another adult common seal, Miley, moved to the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. They are in the centre´s brand new Mammal Rescue Facility where they will be cared for by the specialist welfare team.

The pair are being fostered from Hunstanton and Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuaries respectively.
Miley and Boo
Boo The newly engineered environment at Birmingham Sea Life Centre has been carefully constructed to emulate a natural ocean habitat. It has multiple touch points and observation decks from land and sea. The live working rescue facility will serve a dual purpose to become a tactile viewing encounter where visitors can become immersed in the lives of these incredible creatures.

Photo left: Boo

If you visit Birmingham Sea Life Centre go and say hello to Boo, he is smaller than Miley.

Click here to see a selection of photos on our Fliker page of Boo and Miley at Birmingham Sea Life Centre.

Photo right: Miley
Miley at Birmingham Sea Life Centre
Macey, Pippa and Lora
Macey Macey (photo left), Pippa and Lora are really enjoying their new home at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary in Norfolk.

They cannot wait for the summer to start so they can help the rescued seal pups with their rehabilitation by teaching them how to compete for food during feeding time.

Lora and Macey Pippa Macey

If you discover a Seal in the Wild
During the pupping season, if you are visiting the coast around Scotland, you may well see newborn pups, can we remind you that these pups may look cute, but they have sharp teeth that carry harmful bacterial.

Also keep your dogs on leads when near seals.

Click here to find out what to do if you discover a seal pup that is in distress or alone.
Seals in the wild
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 call the British Divers Marine Life Rescue on 01825 765546 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; or 07787 433412 Out of office hours and Bank Holidays.

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