Seal­ife sanc­tu­ary makes a splash as re­vamped cen­tre goes in­ter­ac­tive

The Oban Times - - BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS -

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

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