News Update for Summer 2014
Rescued Seal Pup

A premature common (harbour) seal pup, was rescued on 15th June 2014 from near Dunollie Castle in Oban, he was about 2 days old and weighed just 6kgs when he came in.
The pup was brought to the Sanctuary by the local vet who found him in a thin and weak state. Boo, rescued common seal pup
The photo above was taken on 12th August 2014 in the weaning pool, Boo was looking healthy and weighed 20kgs. Click here to watch a short film by Farrah Minchin of Boo being moved into the outside resident seals enclosure on 4th September 2014.

When this pup first arrived at the SEA LIFE Sanctuary, he used to call to the Animal Care Team all the time, and the noise he made was "BOO!" This is why his name is now Boo!
Celebration Time

Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary celebrated its 35th Birthday on Saturday 26th July 2014! As a special treat for one day only, the clocks were turned back to 1979 and visitors were charged just £3 entry per person!!!
Hope you did not miss out and visited.
Celebrating 35th years
Sanctuary´s staff said "MASSIVE thanks you to all our amazing staff and visitors who helped celebrate our 35th birthday today. Especially to our special guest Mary who came to say a few words about our work and to officially start the celebrations. The weather may have broken, however, fun was had by all, closely followed by lots and lots yummy birthday cake. Heres to the next 35 years!"

Resident Seals

The resident seals, Lora, Macey and Pippa were loving the beautiful weather during July!
As you can see from the photo, the resident seals are sunbathing on their very own personal island in their pool. Lora, Macey and Pippa - Resident Seals
Make sure you go and say hello to them during your next visit!

Resident Otters

Happy 9th Birthday to Lewis, the resident Canadian River Otter, who celebrated on 5th July 2014!
Lewis looked very happy with his special iced birthday "cake" that the aquarists made him! Lewis enjoying his birthday cake
The cake was made from his favorite foods - fish and chicks - frozen in water. He was very kind enough to share his treat with Isla, his other otter friend!

The Moshi Monsters

Katsuma, Poppet and Monstro City´s number one Moshling conservationist, Buster Bumblechops during their visit between 17th May and 8th June 2014.
Click here to see a larger photo of Poppet and Buster Bumblechops.
The Moshi Monsters

Walk for Whales

Walk for Whales took place on Sunday 29th June 2014 helping to raise awareness to stop commercial whaling.

Members of the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) and families had fun and walked for 3 miles to help to draw attention to the dangers these beautiful creatures face. Walk for Whales
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society is a leading international charity dedicated to the worldwide conservation and welfare of whales and dolphins.

We need your Help!

Earlier this year in June members of staff from UK SEA LIFE Centres took part in a 20 mile sponsored walk of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, raising money for a brand new charity the "Sea Life Marine Conservation Trust", which is fundraising to kick start campaigns and other global actions on plastic pollution, whaling, MCZs, seahorses, turtles and sharks!
Photo copyright of Mark Oakley - Merlin Entertainments, head office, Poole
They are now asking for your assistance and to Help in this great cause by clicking here and signing the SEA LIFE Centres petition. Let´s wipe out whaling together!!!
SEA LIFE Sanctuary

A beautiful feel good story from our friends at Scarborough. What an amazing job they've done with this little guy.

Click here to read the article in the Online Daily Mail.
Penguin Chick at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Gift Experiences

New for 2014
"Breakfast with the Seals"
for only £35 for Two.

You will get early entry to the Centre and an exclusive Seal talk followed by breakfast! Then you are free to spend the rest of your time enjoying the Sanctuary.

For more information or to book please call 01631 720386 (bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance).

Breakfast with the Seals

Alternatively why not book an
"Afternoon Tea"
for only £30 for Two.
Click here for more details.
Afternoon Tea for two

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.
Animal Adoptions

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
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 call the Sanctuary on 01631 720386
or tell an 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.

Leaflet for 2014

Click here to view and print off the Sanctuary´s latest leaflet.
Diary Dates

Come on down and celebrate Halloween Fun Day on 31st October 2014 - join in with their spooky fun! Throughout the weekend there will be the best fancy dress competitions, spooky quizzes...i.e. mean apples, plenty of prizes and give aways up for grabs!
Halloween Fun

Following the success of the last three Winter Festivals, the next Fun Day is planned for
14th December 2014.
This year however, it promises to be even MORE magical as the Sanctuary welcomes Santa and his REAL reindeer.
Winter Festival Fun

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.