Sealcentre Pieterburen

SRRC

Hoofdstraat 94a, 9968 AG Pieterburen, Netherlands

Region Active

Europe

Non-profit, Research

1971

Activity

Rehabilitation of marine animals, Seals

Description

Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre at Pieterburen is a scientific research-based seal hospital, with modern facilities including a quarantine area, a laboratory, and professional staff. Hundreds of seals are cared for annually, including seals injured by boats or fishing nets, and those ill from pollution, or orphaned. All rehabilitated seals are released into the wild. The centre also conducts scientific research into wild seals, in order to gain insight into their behaviour, the state of their ecosystem, and how their problems can be prevented.