Easter Sealebration in Mousehole!

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Grey seal by Dave Thomas

Spend Easter Sunday celebrating the county’s wonderful marine life with Cornwall Wildlife Trust at a special Easter Sealebration event in Mousehole, and top of the bill will be the grey seals, often seen around the coasts of Cornwall.

The event will run from 10.30am to 4.00pm on Sunday 1st April and will be held in the Solomon Browne Hall in Mousehole, Penzance. It offers a fascinating and fun day out for families and wildlife enthusiasts alike with plenty to do and learn. 

Remarkable facts about the lives of the Grey seals will be revealed and as it is Easter there will be the chance to see and identify the egg cases of the different sharks, skates, and rays that live around the Cornish coasts. There will be plenty of games and activities for children and adults to enjoy, including a Seawatch to observe the seals that can be seen on St. Clements Island off Mousehole. On show will be a wonderful display of artwork by the children of Mousehole Primary School, and visitors will be able to take part in their own arts and crafts activities.

The Easter Sealebration also offers an opportunity to meet wildlife volunteers from British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT), Mounts Bay Marine Group (MBMG) and the Mousehole Bird Hospital. These groups will all be on hand to explain how they rescue and rehabilitate seal pups, stranded dolphins and injured birds and visitors can learn how they can help make a difference to our precious marine life. 

Ruth Williams, Marine Conservation Manager at Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s says,

“Due to severe storms, last winter was the worst on record for seal pups needing help in Cornwall: more than 200 exhausted, ill and injured pups were rescued by BDMLR in just six months and rehab units were stretched to the limit”.

“During the Easter Sealebration you will be able to watch inspiring videos of the dedicated teams in action and talk to the charities about their plans to provide a new rescue unit for the pups, to cope with the growing numbers expected due to storms caused by climate change”.

Find out more at www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/events