The Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland and the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in the UK are live streaming a series of videos of behind-the-scenes footage of the creatures at the centres during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Sea Life Trust closed its visitor centre at the Beluga Whale Sanctuary on March 18 in response to the pandemic. The centre will remain closed until further notice, as will the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

The first live streamed recording showed the whales, Little White and Little Grey, being looked after. The whales were the fist residents at the Beluga Whale Sanctuary, having travelled 6,000 miles to the centre from an aquarium in Shanghai.

Other streamed events will include a ‘Puffin Feed’ live stream, broadcast from the Beluga Whale Sanctuary, and ‘Enrichment Time’ with the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

The Sea Life Trust has also launched the Cornish Seal Sanctuary Seal School and is inviting viewers to download a free home education package. The package includes workbooks and answer books for adults, which focus on different topics, including ‘seals and sea lions’, ‘ocean habitats and marine mammals’ and ‘changing world.’