Halloumi was rescued on 19th February 2021
Halloumi, 12 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 19th February 2021 from Porthgwara by marine mammal medics from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

The pup was found with respiratory infection.

He was taken to one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities and stayed there until a pen became available on 5th March 2021 at the Sanctuary´s seal hospital.
Halloumi Update - 19th April 2021 : Halloumi is now in the rehabilitation pool. He currently weighs 26kgs. It will not be too long before he is released back into the wild in the next month or so.

This and above photos were taken on 17th April 2021.

His flipper tag ID number is SL141 (green).
Update : 30th April 2021 - Halloumi along with Crème Brûlée, Dumpling, Kipper and Scampi have completed their rehabilitation and the time came for them to be released back into the wild from Dollar Cove on 30th April 2021.

Click here to watch a short video of the seal release.
Seal Release - 30th April 2021
Update - 22nd April 2022 : Halloumi was seen at a haul out site on 18th April 2022 along the coast of Cornwall by members of the Seal Research Trust (SRT).
Members of the SRT volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the South West coasts.

Each seal´s fur pattern is unique and enables the Seal Research Trust volunteers to 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.