Celia Imrie was rescued on 3rd November 2023

Celia Imrie, a 3 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 3rd of November 2023 from Perranuthnoe by volunteer marine mammals medics, Kirk and Peter, from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

On arrival café staff directed Kirk and Peter to the pup, stating that dogs had been bothering her and she had wounds on her back.   The pup had situated herself amongst some rocks and appeared calm but alert and aware of her surroundings.   There were a fair number of members of the public and dogs but all a good distance away. She was underweight and malnourished for her age at 13kg with a high temperature of 38 degrees.   The medics contacted the BDMLR´s area coordinator and a decision was made to relay the pup to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s hospital for care, treatment and rehabilitation.
Photos Credit : Kirk Russell - BDMLR
Celia Imrie - BDMLR - Photo credit - Kirk RussellCelia Imrie - BDMLR - Photo credit - Kirk Russell
Update - 9th November 2023 : Celia is currently in the hospital and slowly putting on weight as she is underweight and malnourished.
Celia Imrie
Update - 9th December 2023 : Celia is now in the outside nursery pools, this means she is on the road to recovery and mixing with other seal pups, also has a deeper pool to swim in.   Pups in the nursery pools will be learning how to behave in the wild, interacting with other seals and also competing for their fish, which are all vital skills they will need when they are released back out into the wild.

Her flipper ID tag number is SL262 (yellow).
Update - 7th January 2024 : Celia is doing very well and is competing for fish during feeding time, she has put on weight - it won´t be long until she is ready for release.
Celia Imrie
Update - 17th January 2024 : Celia along with Fiyero have now fully recovered and are at the perfect weight of 30+kg, ready to thrive back in the wild!   They were released on 14th of January 2024 at Dollar Cove.

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