Footloose was rescued on 8th November 2018
Footloose, 6 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 8th November 2018 from whipsiderry, Newquay.

This pup was malnourished and dehydrated with some small abrasions on her flippers. She also had a small scratch in her right eye!

Click here to see a larger version of this photo taken on 23rd November 2018 in the hospital.
Footloose Update - 25th November 2018 : Footloose was moved down to the outside nursery pool for her next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with other seals. She currently weighs 21kgs.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo taken on 24th November 2018 in nursery pool 1.

Her flipper tag ID number is 321 (red).
Update - 1st January 2019 : Footloose has completed her rehabilitation and was returned to the wild on 28th December 2018 at Porthtowan beach along with other rescued seal pups, Freddie Mercury, Madonna, Roger Taylor, Brian May, He-Man and Pepsi.

Click here to see a selection of photos of the seal release.
Seal Release
Footloose Update - 15th March 2021 : Footloose has been spotted at a seal colony along the coasts of Cornwall on 27th January 2020, 10th February 2020, 24th February 2020, 9th March 2020, 11th, 13th 23rd & 26th March 2020, 14th April 2020, 22nd & 24th August 2020, 7th September 2020, 23rd & 29th October 2020, 5th & 16th November 2020, 28th December 2020, 11th & 18th January 2021, 25th February 2021, 1st March 2021, 8th March 2021 and 15th March 2021 by members of Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT)

Photo Credit - Sue Sayer - CSGRT on 10th February 2020
Members of Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

Photo Credit - Pauline McKeogh - BDMLR on 23rd October 2020
Footloose - 23rd October 2020 - Photo Credit -  Pauline McKeogh
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.