Lobster was rescued on 11th February 2017
Lobster, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 11th February 2017 from Portloe. Lobster was rescued from Portloe on 11th February 2017 by BDMLR, cared for 2 days before a space was found in the seal hospital.

Lobster was found to have an ulcerated eye, superficial wounds to her flippers and infected nailbeds causing one nail to be damaged.

Lobster was examined by the Sanctuary´s vet Paul Riley and prescribed pain relief, antibiotics and eye drops.
Lobster - Photo by Zoe Morris
Update - 3rd May 2017 : Within 10 days her flippers and nailbeds were clear of infection but her eye was still causing her discomfort. Unfortunately the ulcer was not settling down despite the vet´s and the team´s best efforts, in the end the decision was made that Lobster would be more comfortable if the eye was removed. This was a last resort decision for the Sanctuary vet and not one that was taken lightly, but one that has been performed several times before so the team knew Lobster would adapt well. And adapt she did!

Update - 3rd June 2017 : As soon as the eye was removed Lobster was much more comfortable and just 4 days after the operation she was taken off treatment and was able to move outside. Since then Lobster has progressed very well and adapted to using her good eye to full advantage!

Lobster´s flipper tag number is 342 (white).
Seal Release - 13th May 2017 Update - 15th June 2017 : Lobster along with Caiman, Mantis Shrimp, Fish and Flamingo were released on 13th May 2017 at Dollar Cove, Gunwalloe. The planned release is a major operation involving several members of the Sanctuary team.

The rehabilitation pool was drained, and then each pup was herded into a cage and then transferred to a trailer which was then driven onto the beach to be safely released. Click here to see a selection of photos of the release.

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