Crabs was rescued on 19th January 2022
Crabs, a 12 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued from Porthmeor beach in St Ives.

He was found with a large open wound on the underside of his front left flipper and some minor scruffs all over. Luckily a member of the public found him and called the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) who arranged for their marine mammal medics to pick him up. He was taken to BDMLR´s hospital until a pen was made available for him at Gweek´s Seal Hospital on 21st January 2022.
Crab Update - 30th January 2022 : Crabs has been in the hospital for a few days now and is responding well to the course of medication prescribed by the vets. The team are cleaning his wounds daily. Once his wounds are healed and he has gained a little bit more weight, Crabs will be moved down to the outside nursery pool for his next stage of rehabilitation.

Click here to see this and above photos of Crab were taken on 29th January 2022.
Update - 6th March 2022 : Crabs is now in nursery pool number 4 with other rescued seal pups and learning how to compete for fish during feeding time. It will not be too long before he is released back into the wild in the next few weeks.

Click here to see this and a further photo of Crabs taken on 5th March 2022.

His flipper tag ID number is SL131 (white).
Seal Release - 21st March 2022 Update - 22nd March 2022 : Crabs along with Nurdle and Rockfish have completed their rehabilitation and were released back into the wild on 21st March 2022 at Porthtowan beach.

Click here to watch a short video of the seal release.