Coral was rescued on 15th September 2021
Coral is a female approximately 3 weeks old (whitecoat) grey seal pup that was rescued from Millook beach in Bude on 15th September 2021 by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.

She was found with wounds to her body and had an injury to her eye.

Photo Credit - Michelle Robinson Clement (BDMLR)
Coral - Photo credit - Michelle Robinson Clement
Coral - Photo credit - Michelle Robinson Clement The seal pup was kept overnight at a local vets and then the next day, she was relayed by members of the BDMLR marine mammal medics to Gweek.

Photo Credit - Michelle Robinson Clement (BDMLR)
Update : 2nd October 2021 - After a few days in the hospital, a decision was made for Coral´s eye to be removed, the operation was carried out by the Sanctuary´s vets Head and Head. Coral
Coral Her eye is now healing really well and she is currently learning to feed herself.

Once her wound has healed, she can have a swim in preparation for moving down to the outside nursery pools for her next stage of rehabilitation.

She currently weighs in at 16kgs.
This and above photos of Coral in the hospital pen number 1 were taken on 30th September 2021. Click here to see larger versions of these photos.

Click here to watch a short video of Coral during feeding time in the hospital.
Coral Update : 22nd October 2021 - Coral is doing well in the hospital and soon will be moved to the outside nursery pools to learn how to dive and swim for fish. Once she reaches the target weight of at least 30+kgs, she will be released back into the wild.

Coral´s flipper tag ID number is SL100 (white).

This and a further photo of Coral were taken on 21st October 2021.
Update - 17th December 2021 : It is always sad to say a fond farewell to the rescued seal pups each season after their care and rehabilitation at the Seal Sanctuary.

This time the staff said "au revoir" to Coral along with Barley, Sea Cucumber, Nudibranch, Puffin, Moana and Urchin on 15th December 2021 at Dollar Cove.

Click here to watch the video.
Seal Release - 15th December 2021
Coral - Photo Credit - Marine Discovery boat tour Update - 24th June 2022 : Marine Discovery boat tour company based in Penzance were delighted to see Coral several times in June 2022 relaxing on rocks.

Photo Credit : Marine Discovery boat tour - 23rd June 2022