Jim Carrey was rescued on 20th November 2023

Jim Carrey, a 8 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on the 20th of November 2023 from Port Issac volunteer marine mammals medics, from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

He was found malnourished with superficial wounds to his body.

This pup was taken to the BDMLR´s seal hospital in Cornwall for initial treatment and care until a pen was available a few days later on 27th of November 2023 for him at the Sanctuary´s hospital at Gweek where he continues him rehabilitation journey.   This photo below was taken a few days after he arrived in the hospital.
Jim Carrey
Update - 6th December 2023 : Jim is now off his prescribed medication and is self feeding. He just needs to gain a bit more weight before Jim is moved to the outside nursery pools for his next stage of rehabilitation.   His flipper tag ID number is SL267 (yellow).
Jim Carrey
Update - 3rd January 2024 : Jim spent a few weeks in the hospital before he was moved down to the outside nursery pools. Now Jim is in the outside pools, this means he is on the road to recovery and mixing with other seal pups, also has a deeper pool to swim in.   Pups in the nursery pools will be learning how to behave in the wild, interacting with other seals and also competing for their fish, which are all vital skills they will need when they are released back out into the wild.

Photos credit - George Tyrone Deacon - BDMLR - 3rd January 2024
Jim Carrey - Photo credit - George Tyrone Deacon - BDMLRJim Carrey - Photo credit - George Tyrone Deacon - BDMLR
Update - 17th January 2024 : Jim Carrey has now fully recovered and is at the perfect weight of 30+kg, ready to thrive back in the wild!   He was released on the 15th January 2024 at Church Cove.

Update - 20th March 2024 : Jim Carrey has been spotted at seal colonies along the coast of Cornwall on 18th & 25th February 2024 and 20th March 2024 by members* of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

Photos Credit : Kerstin Hartmann - CSGRT - 18th February 2024
Jim Carrey - Photo credit - Kerstin Hartmann - CSGRTJim Carrey - Photo credit - Kerstin Hartmann - CSGRT
*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.