Alpha was rescued on 21st January 2018
Alpha, 8 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 21st January 2018 from Porthminster beach, St. Ives by some members of British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

Alpha had a large net entangled around his neck which caused a severe large open wound around the back of his neck. Weighed 16kgs.
Alpha - 23rd February 2018
The pup was taken and treated at one of BDMLR´s holding facilities until a hospital pen became available at Gweek on 1st February 2018.
Alpha Update - 25th February 2018 : Alpha was moved down to the outside nursery pool for his next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with other rescued seal pups.

Alpha´s flipper tag number is 360 (green).

This photo was taken on 23rd February 2018, click here to see a larger version of this.
Update - 28th March 2018 : Alpha is in the convalescent pool for his final stage of rehabilitation.

Alpha weighed 21kgs on 19th March 2018.

This photo was taken on 25th March 2018, click here to see a larger version of this.
Alpha
Alpha Update - 29th April 2018 : Alpha has completed his rehabilitation and will be returned to the wild soon.

This photo was taken on 27th April 2018, click here to see a larger version of this.

Update - 24th May 2018 : Alpha along with Dewgong, Zacky, Winston, Lucy and Eyns, were released back into the wild on 21st May 2018 at Porthtowan.
Update - 30th September 2018 : Alpha was spotted at a seal colony along the north coast of Cornwall on 27th September 2018 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust who volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

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