Do you want to know who is currently staying at the Sealcentre? Twice a year we are extra busy with taking care of the pups. In the summer there are pups of the common seal and in the winter pups of the grey seal. Seals are brought in all year round who have been sick or injured. They are treated in the Sealcentre, they can recover, grow strong and healthy and are finally released in their own natural environment. No animal stays permanently at the Sealcentre and therefore no day is the same in Pieterburen! Meet a few of the seals that are now being cared at Sealcentre Pieterburen. Of course there are more and you can visit them, the centre is open daily!

Belize

Belize

Species: common seal
Age upon arrival: ca. 10 months
Date found: April 15th 2022
Location: Terschelling
Rescued because: Severely exhausted, Belize was found along the coast. During his observation it turned out that he was sick and that he would not make it on his own. Fortunately, Belize is now doing a lot better, but he still needs to recover from his parasitic infection. Will you support him?

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Nugget

Nugget

Species: harbour seal
Age upon arrival: ca. 8 months
Date found: February 23th 2022
Location: Noord-Holland
Rescued because: Nugget is a young seal with respiratory problems. A lungworm infection prevented him from being able to swim under water for a longer time and so he was no longer being able to hunt. Nugget was found weakened and is now being treated at the Sealcentre.

Release date: 21st of May
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Seabert

Seabert

Species: common seal
Age upon arrival: ca. 8 months
Date found: February 19th 2022
Location: North-Holland
Rescued because: Seabert the real seal is sick. Her lungworm infection weakened her so much that she is exhausted to hunt, which results in her getting less food and water. Now she can rest and get a treatment for the infection. Would you like to support this real life Seabert?

Release date: 21st of May

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Snowball

Snowball

Species: common seal
Age upon arrival: ca. 8 months
Date found: February 10th 2022  
Location: Noord-Holland
Rescued because: Snowball was sick because of a lungworm infection. These parasites damage the lungs of a seal, which resulted in Snowball having less energy to swim and hunt for food. Snowball also had small wounds on his right front flipper. Would you support Snowball during his rehabilitation?

Release date: 21st of May

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