Mako Shark was rescued on 12th January 2022
Mako Shark, a 12 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued from Perranporth beach on the 12th of January 2022 by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.

He was found with a large wound below the right eye and puncture wounds on his flippers.

Photo Credit : Lizzi Larbalestier (BDMLR)
Mako Shark - Photo Credit - Lizzi Larbalestier (BDMLR)
Mako Shark He was taken to BDMLR´s hospital until a pen was made available for him at Gweek´s Seal Hospital on 16th January 2022.


Update - 30th January 2022 : Mako Shark spent a few days in the hospital and was then moved to the outside nursery pools for his rehabilitation and to learn how to dive and swim for fish during feeding time.
Click here to see larger versions of this and above photos of Mako Shark were taken on 29th January 2022 in nursery pool 1.

His flipper tag ID number is SL129 (white).
Mako Shark
Mako Shark Update - 24th February 2022 : Mako Shark is now ready to be released back in to the wild in the next few days. He weighs 38.5kg.

Click here to see larger version of this and a further photo of Mako Shark were taken on 23rd February 2022 in nursery pool 4.

Update - 6th March 2022 : Mako Shark was released back into the wild on 2nd March 2022 at Dollar Cove.
Update - 22nd March 2022 : Mako Shark was seen at a haul out site on 21st March 2022 along the coast of Cornwall by members of the Seal Research Trust (SRT).

Sue Sayer of the SRT who saw Mako Shark said "look who arrived to say "Hello"...Mako Shark looking fit and well. He´s only gone and swum 70km + from his release site on South Cornish Coast to West Cornwall in around 2 weeks...what a clever little seal".

Photo Credit: Sue Sayer - SRT - 21st March 2022
Mako Shark
Mako Shark Update - 28th March 2022 : Mako Shark has also been seen on 28th March 2022.

Photo Credit: Sue Sayer - SRT - 28th March 2022
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.



Back