But they also have programmes to help seals and other animals from the sea, they nurse sick animals back to health and if nesessary they shelter young animals who lost their mothers and who cannot return to the wild for the rest of their lives.
You can visit the seals and see them really upclose.
|This little one was in quarantine|
There are also two little whales at Ecomare, porpoises. These two lost their mothers when they were only a few weeks old, and this means they do not have the survivalskills to get back into the wild.
At Ecomare they take good care of these porpoises, called Dennis and Michael. Each day there is a public feeding and the public gets information about them. The training is not for the benefit of the public, although it is very cute to watch, but to provide Dennis and Michael with stimulation and entertainment.
It is difficult to get a good photograph of them, because they swim very quickly and they only come up for a moment to take a breath!
One important warning, if you see a whale or a porpoise on the beach, do not push it back to the sea. It is probably hurt or ill and it will not have the strength anymore to swim, so it will probably drown. Better to phone the emergency services and aks for their help.
More about Ecomare can be found HERE