At the beginning of this year, we were excited to work on making some sealy activities. Primarily for use at the National Trust’s Lizard Watchpoint they will also be a great resource for our stalls and workshops.
Marion designed a few different games: Top trumps, ‘Memory’ and a ‘Seal Photo ID Challenge’ thanks to Alec and Enid…
Looe ID Hub
2018 will see the 10th anniversary of our systematic surveys that are done on Looe island! This was the very first team marine group survey that CSGRT undertook, making it a pioneer project for us.
The project entirely led and run by local volunteers started thanks to ‘Nelson’ the one eyed seal. Having spent a lot…
On the 7th of March, Sue along with Dan Jarvis from British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) joined Colin Speedie (Wildlife Safe – WiSe – founder) to deliver a WiSe training course in Padstow.
Sue has been updating the WiSe seal code of conduct recently and was honoured to be invited to give a southwest…
Touring mini exhibition
On week 9 of our Seal Squad XP Roadshow a very important part of our Touring Mini Exhibition arrived: our ten big informative display banners in frames and our new leaflets!
Many thanks to Tom at Attic Design and Print (http://www.attic-design.co.uk/) for researching and sourcing such amazing frames for us. They are easy to put…
At the beginning of October 2017, Marion attended the ‘Community Science in the Natural World’ conference organised in Plymouth by the National Marine Aquarium and the Community Seagrass Initiative. Having learned about some really exciting new engagement tools she came back raring to use them. This was especially true for ‘slido’ (https://www.sli.do/) a tool for…Read More
RSPCA West Hatch
The second week of February was quite busy with talks! After two evening ones for different WI groups (Germoe District and Mylor) we had the pleasure of travelling up to the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital at West Hatch to deliver an afternoon talk to the team there. Arminel (Scott) did a fantastic job of organising this…Read More
Meet our Patron!
Our first contact with Gillian Burke was during Springwatch 2017 for their piece on grey seals. We then met her at several local events and felt an instant connection with her through our shared values and ethos. We immediately decided that Gillian would make an excellent ambassador for our charity and we were absolutely delighted…Read More
Microplastics are here!
CSGRT volunteers were not surprised, but were still shocked by the findings of a recent paper by Sarah Nelms from our local University (the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus) on microplastics in seals. To cut a long story short, Sarah found half of her seals scat (poo) samples and a third of fish analysed contained…Read More
In April 2015 Rob Wells who routinely surveys the Roseland and St Austell Bay found the carcass of an adult male grey seal on the beach. This individual seal was recognised from photo identification as being Septimus White, a seal Rob had known for just over a year.
Septimus was retrieved after his decomposition had…
Amaze and Discover
Meet Marion our Amazement and Discovery Ranger who has been appointed to work on the Seal Squad XP Roadshow thanks to the exciting funding awarded to us by the Postcode Local Trust (supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery).
“My partner Rick and I moved to Cornwall in March 2016 to undertake 12 months…
Zillah’s diving seal panel
In the first week of 2018 we had an exciting visit from the lovely and very talented Zillah Robertson. She travelled all the way from south east Cornwall to us to bring an amazing piece of artwork that she had made specially for us!
The extraordinary panel featuring a diving seal is made entirely out…
Seal Squad XP Roadshow
This year Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust has received their biggest grant yet! The Postcode Local Trust awarded us a fantastic £19,300 to run our Seal Squad XP (Xplorer Programme) Roadshow in 2018. Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, CSGRT will be able to have a dedicated Amazement and Discovery Ranger. We are currently…Read More