Guinness was rescued on 17th December 2020
Guinness, a 10 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 17th December 2020 from Carbis Bay by marine mammal medics from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

He was underweight, had ruckly breathing, minor wounds and a high temperature.

The pup was taken to one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities for a few days until a pen was available at Sanctuary´s seal hospital.

Photo Credit : Alison Davey - BDMLR
Guinness - Photo credit - Alison Davey
Guinness Update - 30th December 2020 : He was transported to the Seal Sanctuary on 23rd December 2020 for rehabilitation.

Upon arrival he was given antibiotics, wounds continued to be treated and he was put on a feeding schedule to help him gain weight.
Guinness was sponsored by Karina, in memory of her late father, and named after his favourite drink!

Update - 27th January 2021 : Guinness is now in the outside nursery pools for his next stage of rehabilitation and to socialise with some of the other rescued seal pups. He currently weighs 25.5kgs.

His flipper tag ID number is SL127 (green).

Seal Release - 6th February 2021 Update : 7th February 2021 - Guinness along with Sprout, Hot Dog, Pigs in Blanket, Haggis, Buffalo Wing, Bubble & Squeak, Nacho and Stuffing have completed their rehabilitation. The seal pups were released back into the wild on 6th February 2021 at Dollar Cove.

Click here to watch the video of the release.
Update - 7th January 2022 : Guinness has been spotted at seal colonies along the coasts of Cornwall on 8th April 2021, 18th & 21st July 2021, 16th August 2021 and 3rd January 2022 by members of Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

© Photo credit: Kate Hockley of the CSGRT on 8th April 2021
Guinness - 8th April 2021
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.