A-ha was rescued on 31st March 2019
A-ha, 20 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 31st March 2019 from Porthgwarra beach by British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics.

This pup was found lethargic and suffering from pneumonia. Currently weighs 22kgs.
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A-Ha Update - 22nd April 2019 : A-ha is currently in the nursery pool 2 for the next stage of rehabilitation and weighs 21.5kgs.

Flipper tag ID number is 368 (orange).

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo taken on 21st April 2019.
Update - 1st June 2019 : A-ha is now in the rehabilitation pool and ready to be released back into the wild.

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo taken on 31st May 2019.
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A-Ha Update - 1st July 2019 : A-ha really enjoys sunbathing on this step in the rehabilitation pool.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo taken on 29th June 2019.
Update - 21st July 2019 : A-ha along with Joy Division, Rubik´s Cube, Strawberry Shortcake and Whitney Houston were released back into the wild on 17th July 2019 at Porthtowan beach. A-ha, Joy Division, Rubik Cube, Strawberry Shortcake and Whitney Houston
A-Ha photo taken by Sue Sayer of CSGRT Update - 3rd February 2022 : A-ha was seen at local haul-outs along the coast of Cornwall on 31st October 2019, 27th October 2020, 25th January 2021, 2nd & 27th May 2021, 3rd June 2021, 17th July 2021, 24th August 2021, 16th & 20th September 2021, 3rd January 2022 and 3rd February 2022 by a member of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust who identifies and monitors local seals.

Photo credit: Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust - 31st October 2019

*Members of the CSGRT volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

Each seal´s fur pattern is unique and enables the CSGRT volunteers track them for life. Seals face many challenges, yet we all depend on them to balance our marine ecosystem, this is essential to make the oxygen we breathe. Seals are our globally rare wildlife tourist attraction, helping diversify coastal economic prosperity.


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