Mayonnaise was rescued on 6th January 2021
Mayonnaise, 2 - 3 weeks old whitecoat male seal pup, was rescued on 6th January 2021 by marine mammal medics from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

He was found malnourished and underweight with some breathing issues.
Mayonnaise Update - 22nd January 2021 : The seal pup spent a few days at one of the BDMLR´s facilities until he was transferred to the Sanctuary on 15th January 2021.

Mayonnaise has moulted his whitecoat and is doing really well. The animal care team have been gently feeding him whilst he learns how to feed for himself and he is recovering in the seal hospital.

His flipper tag ID number is SL132 (green).
Update - 1st March 2021 : Mayonnaise is currently in the outside rehabilitation pool. She currently weighs 28.5kgs.

Update - 18th March 2021 : Mayonnaise along with Egg, Fish Fingers, Pie and Spud have completed their rehabilitation and were released back into the wild on 17th March 2021 at Dollar Cove.

Click here to watch a short video of the seal release.
Seal Release - 17th March 2021

Update - 24th January 2024 : Mayonnaise was seen at haul-outs along the coast of Cornwall on 15th & 27th November 2023, 15th & 29th December 2023 and 12th & 24th January 2024 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) volunteers who spend 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.