Octopus was rescued on 3rd October 2016
Octopus, female grey seal pup, was rescued on 3rd October 2016 from Greenaway beach near Polzeath by members of British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

She had superficial wounds to her flippers and diarrhoea. As with Merlin, another rescued seal pup, she also had an upper respiratory infection and a previous corneal ulcer which had leaked into her left eye!
Octopus
Update - 28th October 2016 : Octopus was treated with a course of antibiotics, which cleared up her breathing, and eye drops for her eye.

More recently Octopus has suffered with some sickness and she is currently being treated with antibiotics and some stomach-settling drugs. The Animal Care Team hope that once Octopus has recovered from this she will begin to eat for herself.
Octopus Update - 20th November 2016 : Octopus is still in the hospital pen number 4 and will be moved to the outside nursery pool soon. He currently weighs 18.5kgs.

Octopus´s flipper tag number is 306 (white).

This photo left of Octopus was taken on 18th November 2016, Click here to see a larger version of this.
Update - 1st January 2017 : Octopus is currently in the nursery pool.

This photo right of Octopus was taken on 28th December 2016, Click here to see a larger version of this.

Update - 1st March 2017 : Octopus is in nursery pool 1 and is slowly gaining weight.
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Octopus - photo by John, Paul, Ruth and Maddie Gore Update - 9th April 2017 : Octopus is still in the nursery pool which she shares with another rescued pup named Boa.

Update - 29th April 2017 : This photo of Octopus in the nursery pool was taken by John, Paul, Ruth and Maddie Gore during their visit on 25th April 2017.

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