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Heather the Seal Plays With Her Toys

Today we took Jack to Deep Sea World in North Queensferry. Then onto the Forth Road Bridge for a short walk over the water, then we all had a meal overlooking the road and rail bridges. Finally we took him to one of our favourite beaches at Pettycur Bay. Apart from that we didn't do too much today?

 

Deep Sea World has two resident seals, Morag who is 18 years old, and her daughter Heather, who is 8 years old (caution as I may have got their names muddled). Each year rescued seal pups are brought in by the SSPCA and put in a separate tank to the resident oldies. They are given minimal human contact, before being nursed back to health at the seal sanctuary and then released into the wild, from nearby Aberdour Beach (after 4-5 weeks of rehabilitation). People are cautioned not to touch seal pups on the beaches, as they could scare away their mothers who are probably nearby. Instead contact the SSPCA, or RSPCa, who can monitor the situation and will onlt take them away, if they are really in trouble. You should leave it to the experts to decide. At the Deep Sea Centre, the resident seals play with their toys each day before being fed and look sleek and healthy.

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Taken on April 12, 2010