Joy Division was rescued on 18th March 2019
Joy Division, 16 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 18th March 2019 from Portreath by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics.

This pup was found with a high temperature of 39.0 and wounds to his flipper along with infection to both lower canines. He currently weighs 28kgs.

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Joy Division
Joy Division Update - 3rd April 2019 : Joy Division has now been moved to the outside nursery pools for his next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with other rescued seal pups during feeding time.
Update - 22nd April 2019 : Joy Division is now in the convalescent pool for his final stage of rehabilitation and before he is returned back into the wild soon. He currently weighs 30kgs.

His flipper tag ID number is 367 (orange).

Click here to see a larger version of this photo was taken on 21st April 2019.
Joy Division
Joy Division Update - 17th May 2019 : Joy Division was due to be returned back in to the wild on 10th May 2019 but on the day of her release, the Animal Care Team noticed that she had a swollen jaw, so she will spend a few more weeks at the Seal Sanctuary. She currently weighs 37kgs.

Update - 1st June 2019 : Joy Division is currently in nursery pool 1. Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo taken on 31st May 2019.
Update - 3rd July 2019 : Joy Division keeps falling out with Rubik´s Cubic, it will not be too long before they both are back in the wild.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo was taken on 29th June 2019.
Joy Division
A-ha, Joy Division, Rubik Cube, Strawberry Shortcake and Whitney Houston Update - 21st July 2019 : Joy Division along with A-ha, Rubik´s Cube, Strawberry Shortcake and Whitney Houston were released back into the wild on 17th July 2019 at Porthtowan beach.
Update - 2nd April 2022 : Joy Division was seen at haul-out along the coast of Cornwall on 5th & 30th December 2019, 7th February 2020, 9th & 23rd March 2020, 13th May 2020,

©Photo credit : Sue Sayer of Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) on 7th February 2020.
Joy Division on 7th February 2020
Joy Division on 26th November 2020 26th November 2020, 10th & 31st December 2020, 11th January 2021, 3rd, 9th & 22nd March 2021, 9th June 2021, 8th & 9th July 2021, 11th & 18th November 2021, 13th, 24th & 30th December 2021 and 3rd, 13th & 17th January 2022, 3rd February 2022 and 2nd April 2022 by members* of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

©Photo credit : Sue Sayer of CSGRT on 26th November 2020.
*Members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify 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.


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