Orca was rescued on 15th September 2016
Orca a male grey seal pup was rescued from Trebarwith Strand near Tintagel on 15th September 2016. The pup weighed 14kgs, real tiny and thin hips were visible.

Michelle, a member of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) medic describes the rescue... "the kind owners from The Port William Pub kept a good eye until BDMLR medic, Ruth and I, could get to the pup."

©Rescue Photos Credit : Michelle Robinson Clement
Photo by Michelle Robinson Clement
Photo by Michelle Robinson Clement "The seal pup was pretty scared but quite alert and showed Ruth and me his lovely teeth, but decided to hide into the crevice shown so we had to grab him out quickly. Tube fed on the rocks, which exhausted this poor little mite and took temp which kept showing low."

After a quick relay to St Kew near Wadebridge. Dave Jarvis also a member of the BDMLR met Michelle and took pup to the Seal Sanctuary.
Theme this year is names of animals, Port William asked for it to be called Free Willy (after the port Willy Pub), so nearest to that name is "Orca".


Update - 2nd October 2016 : Orca is now in the outside nursery pool for the next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with other rescued pups.
Flipper tag number is 301 (white).

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Orca
Orca Update - 20th November 2016 : Orca is now in the convalescent pool and putting on lots of weight before he is released back to the wild in the next month or so.

Orca´s flipper tag number is 301 (white).

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photos taken on 19th November 2016.
Update - 26th November 2016 : Orca along with Manatee, Seal, Loris and Common seal pup Icy, were all released back to the wild at Gwithian Beach on 25th November 2016.

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Click here to see a selection of photos taken by Simon Bone of the seal release.
Seal Release on 25th November 2016


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