Basil was rescued on 29th September 2022

Basil, a 3-4 weeks male grey seal pup, was rescued on 29th September 2022 from St Ives Bay by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.

He was taken to one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities overnight and then transferred to the Sanctuary´s hospital the next day.

Basil had a respiratory infection, an infected tooth, and a high temperature. Basil was prescribed a course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.

This photo right was taken on 9th October 2022 in the hospital.
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Update - 24th October 2022 : Basil has been prescribed medication drops for an ulcerated left eye. He currently weighs 30kg.   These photos below to see a larger version of this photo and further ones which were taken on 23rd October 2022.

His flipper tag ID number is SL149 (white).
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Update - 6th November 2022 : Basil has developed diffuse oedema in his left eye, he was taken to the Head & Head Vets in Helston on 25th October 2022 for enucleation after the globe ruptured.
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Update - 26th November 2022 : Basil´s eye seems to be healing and it will not be too long before he is moved outside to the nursery pools for his final stage of rehabilitation.   Currently weighs 27kg.

These photos below were taken on the 25th of November 2022.
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Update - 1st January 2023 : Now that Basil is in the rehabilitation pool, this means her eye has healed nicely and she is now at the perfect weight to be ready to thrive in the wild. It will not be too long before she is released back to the wild, weather permitting.

These photos below were taken on the 29th of December 2022.
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Update - 22nd January 2023 : Basil along with another rescued pup, Rosemary, were released back into the wild on 10th January 2023 at Kennack Sands.

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