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Work Experience Placements

Work Experience Placements Interested in a career working with animals? Our work experience placements could be for you. Take a look at our Work Experience Placement Booklet to gain an idea of what to expect from a placement with us. If you would like to apply you can download an application form. Who are we looking […]

Ghost Fishing Gear

Ghost Fishing Gear Have you heard of ghost fishing gear? We aren’t talking about Casper taking up angling! Ghost fishing gear is what happens when commercial fishing gear is lost or discarded.   So what is the big deal? This discarded fishing gear can cause serious problems for marine animals. Fish get caught in nets […]

Miraculous recovery for seal injured by fishing gear

Miraculous recovery for seal injured by fishing gear One lucky seal at our Marine Rescue Centre has been given a second chance after horrific injuries. The seal, named Helena by her rescuers, was brought into the rescue centre at the end of July. She had been caught in some ‘ghost’ fishing gear and has multiple wounds. […]

What to do if you spot a seal in the wild

We are very lucky to live in an area which is home to a vast array of wildlife including one of the largest seal colonies in the UK. This makes sightings and interaction with humans more likely, so here are a few tips to remember if you sea a seal in the wild. Seals are […]

Pair of wild seals released back into the wild.

This week two rescued seals have been released back into the North Sea after treatment at Blue Reef Tynemouth’s Marine Rescue Centre. The two seals, named Bruce and Gabrielle have been recovering from injuries for the last month and were finally well enough to be released back into the wild. Bruce was picked up locally, […]