Mawgan was rescued on 11th January 2020
Mawgan, 8 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 11th January 2020 from Mawgan Porth by Grace, one of the Animal Care Team, along with Craig, Kerri and Sam. Mawgan
Mawgan Initially this pup was scared back in to the water with a stick by a well intentioned member of the public. They waited a bit to watch what the swell was doing.

After quick search down the beach and the pup had hauled back out again. Large amount of swelling on rear flipper and with a high temperature.

Photos Credit (left & above) : Craig Ashley
This pup was taken to one of British Divers Marine Life Rescue´s holding facilities overnight and then transported by car the next day to Gweek for treatment and rehabilitation.

Photo Credit : Lizzi Larbalestier (BDMLR)
Mawgan Update - 1st February 2020 : Mawgan is currently in nursery number 3 for the next stage of her rehabilitation. She is learning how to dive and swim for her fish during feeding time. Currently weighs 20kgs.

Flipper tag ID number is SL142 (yellow).

This photo was taken on 31st January 2020, click here to see a larger version of this image.
Update - 23rd February 2020 : Mawgan is still in nursery pool 3 with other rescued seal pups, Mog and Tiger-Lily, slowly putting on weight.

This photo of Mawgan was taken on 21st February 2020, click here to see a larger version of this image.
Seal Release - Photo Credit - Denise Gent - BDMLR Update - 6th March 2020 : Mawgan along with Father Christmas, Brienne of Tarth, Mrs Claus, Primrose, Hannibal and Mog, have completed their rehabilitation and were released back into the wild on 3rd March 2020 at Dollar Cove.

Photo Credit : Denise Gent (BDMLR)
Update - 8th April 2021 : Mawgan was seen at haul-outs along the west coast of Cornwall on 16th May 2020, 22nd August 2020, 4th November 2020, 17th January 2021, 25th February 2021, 1st March 2021, 8th March 2021 and 8th April 2021 by *members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

© Photo credit: Sue Sayer of the CSGRT on 16th May 2020.
Mawgan - Photo by Sue Sayer of the CSGRT on 16th May 2020
*Members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (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.