Sealife sanctuary makes a splash as revamped centre goes interactive
AN INTERACTIVE cove has been added to The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary in Barcaldine, which will allow children to learn as they play, writes David McPhee.
The cove will inform children about how close they can get to seals and of the negative effects that everyday products can have on marine life.
Phase one of the revamp also included upgraded tanks, additional fish and other interactive features.
Anna Price, who works at the sanctuary, said: ‘The original aquarium that started Sealife almost 40 years ago needed a revamp and I am glad it got one. It’s looking amazing.
‘I love it. It’s a really important place as it gives people the opportunity to see the animals up close.’
Phase two, which starts at the end of the year, will see a seal hospital built on site to allow more seals to be rescued. Clockwise from top left: A staff member tests out the new interactive features. Alexander, 17_t29sealife01; 5, and Evie, 3, from Blantyre, test out the upgraded touching pool. One of the residents at 17_t29sealife05; the sea life sanctuary. 17_t29sealife03