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Issue 112
September 2015

Pup Rescue Season 2015-16
At the time of writing this news update on 30th September 2015, three rescued seal pups have arrived at the seal hospital.

This year the chosen theme is Board Games!

On 3rd September 2015 Uno was the first grey seal pup rescue of the 2015/16 season in Cornwall mainland, a one day old white coat pup with a pink umbilicus was reported to British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) by Sue Sayer and Kate Hockley of Cornwall Seal Group (CSG) during a routine monitoring session.

Click here to see a selection of photos of the seal pup on the beach were taken by members of the Cornwall Seal Group and the Looe Marine Conservation Group.

© Photo below of Uno courtesy of the Cornwall Seal Group.
Kerplunk, a 2 week old grey female seal pup, was rescued on the 27th September 2015 from the rock pools at Crackington Haven beach initially by Michelle, a member of the BDMLR medic, as the tide was coming in fast. New BDMLR medics Ruth & Adam and also Fiona assisted with checking the pup´s temperature and weighing, and Michelle tube fed the pup some fluids.

The pup was found with a deep bite wound which caused a broken rear left flipper and she weighed 27kgs.

© Photo below by Michelle Robinson Clement.
One Eye Jack, a 2 week old grey male seal pup, was rescued on the 27th September 2015 from Porthcothan beach (between Newquay and Padstow) by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

The pup was found to have a bite wound to his right eye which has caused it to collapse, as well as some superficial bite wounds to the pup´s head and flippers. His rescue weight was 27kgs.
One Eye Jack
Latest leaflet
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s latest leaflet for 2015 is available, Click here to download a pdf version.
Beach clean
The Seal Sanctuary´s annual beach clean events were held on Saturday 19th September 2015 at Gunwalloe Fishing Cove and then the next day at Gwithian.

Photo below is from a previous year´s beach clean.
Beach clean
If you discover an injured seal pup
We are now in the grey seals breeding and pupping season - which for the Sanctuary signals the busiest time of the year for the Animal Care Team.

For nearly 60 years the Cornish Seal Sanctuary have been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing those pups from our local coastline that find themselves in trouble, whether it be eye problems, respiratory infections and malnourishment to broken bones, pollution-related problems and being separated from their mother too soon.

Just like to remind you that if you discover a seal pup that is in distress or alone, please call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 and/or the BDMLR team on 01825 765546 during office hours or 07787 433412 out of office hours.

DO keep your distance;
DON´T attempt to handle the pup;
DON´T attempt to put the pup in the sea;
DON´T ignore the situation;
DO tell the appropriate organisation.

Click here for more details.
A pup on the beach
Post Monitoring of Seals
Here are a list of tagged seals spotted in the wild by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust around the coast of Cornwall this month:- Ariel on 17th & 24th September 2015, Pebbles on 17th, 24th and 28th September 2015, Woody on 19th September 2015, Wonder Woman on 19th September 2015, Riley on 24th September 2015 and Beast on 28th September 2015.

This above information regarding tagged seals seen in the wild is copyright of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust.
Adopt an Animal
Why not adopt a creature and help to maintain first class animal care at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.

Please click here or call 01326 221361 for more details.

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