Fortune was rescued on 9th December 2017
Fortune, 5 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 9th December 2017 from Vault beach near Gorran Haven.

This pup was malnourished and superficial wounds to her body.

Fortune came to the sanctuary from British Divers Marine Life Rescue´s (BDMLR) holding facility overnight and arrived on the 12th of December 2017.

She was malnourished at 12.5kgs but bright and alert. She had superficial wounds. The vet prescribed antibiotics and anti-inflammatory painkillers.
Photo of Fortune taken on 28th December 2017 Update - 31st December 2017 : Fortune was moved down to the outside nursery pools on 28th December 2017 for her next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with other rescued seal pups. She weighs 15kgs.

Fortune´s flipper ID tag number is 338 (green).

Click here to see a larger version of this photo was taken on 28th December 2017 and a further one on 27th December 2017 in the hospital. Click here to watch a short video of Fortune.
Update - 25th February 2018 : Fortune has been doing very well over the last couple of months and made it all the way through to the nurseries and the convalescent pools.

Unfortunately Fortune was recently bitten by another seal and has a bit of a fat lip! So is having a holiday back in the nursery pool so that the Animal Care team can give her antibiotics.
Photo of Fortune taken on 23rd February 2018
Photo of Fortune taken on 26th March 2018 Update - 28th March 2018 : Fortune is now back in the convalescent pool for her final stage of rehabilitation, she will be released back to the wild soon.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo was taken on 26th March 2018.
Update - 29th April 2018 : This photo of Fortune in the convalescent pool was taken on 27th April 2018, Click here to see a larger version of this.

Update - 9th May 2018 : Fortune along with Geoffrey, Nick, Singer and Morwenna, were released back into the wild on 8th May 2018 at Dollar Cove beach.
Photo of Fortune taken on 27th April 2018
Fortune - 6th November 2021 - Photo credit: Kevin Wood Update - 9th November 2021 : Fortune has been spotted at seal colonies along the coasts of Cornwall on 22nd December 2018, 29th April 2019 and 6th November 2021.

© Photo credit: Kevin Wood - Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) on 6th November 2021 - Fortune is the lighter seal (right)
Members of the CSGRT volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

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.