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NEW! World Class Rescue Facility

Our new state-of-the-art marine rescue facility is now open following £multi-million investment and extensive remodelling.

Our rescued seals have taken up residency in our newly engineered environment which spans 2 floors of the attraction, under the watch and care of our trained specialist welfare team.

The area has been carefully designed and constructed to emulate the natural habitat marine mammals are accustomed to. From temperature and smell to sound and touch, each of the senses have been truly merged to create a real ecosystem.

With multiple touch points and observation decks from land and sea, the live working rescue facility serves a dual purpose in also becoming a tactile viewing encounter where visitors can be educated and immerse themselves in the underwater world.

Creating a new facility

 

This is a world class rescue facility and a large team of specialists were needed to help support the entire project.

 

  • 72,000 liters of water was needed to fill the tank
  • Over 2,100 man hours have gone in to creating the new facility to date
  • 8 meters of steel was hoisted into the facility directly from outside
  • It took 7 days to drill the hole for the new tank
  • A team of builders have been on site 7 days a week/15 hours a day
  • 3 design teams worked on all aspects of the facility including theming and graphics
  • 8km of cabling and 1.5 miles of pipework has been fed through the entire facility

Seals in the City

We are excited to announce we have fostered rescued seals! Meet them in our new state-of-the-art Mammal Rescue Facility.

 

The rescued seals have medical conditions which will prevent them from ever surviving in the wild. They have been fostered from coastal seal hospitals in order to make critical space within the rehabilitation hospitals for the coastal sites during their heightened “pup season”, when demand for rescues of common seals in Britain is at an all-time high.

 

Say hello to the Seals in the City