Morlo was rescued on 22nd October 2023

Morlo, a 11-16 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 22nd of October 2023 from Port Issac by volunteer marine mammals medics from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

She was found unresponsive, hypothermic and deep wounds around the back end of her flippers.

This pup was taken to the BDMLR´s seal hospital in Cornwall for initial treatment and care until a pen was available for her at the Sanctuary´s hospital at Gweek a few days later on the 26th of October 2023.
Photo Credit : Kirk Russell - BDMLR / CSS
Morlo - BDMLR - Photo credit - Kirk Russell
Update - 29th October 2023 : Morlo is recovering well in her hospital pen number 2, just needs to put on some more weight before she is moved to the outside nursery pools for her next stage of rehabilitation.

The photos below were taken on 27th of October 2023, click here to see larger versions of these and further ones.
Update - 9th December 2023 : Morlo has spent the past month in the outside nursery pools, this means she 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.

Her flipper tag ID number is SL260 (yellow).

Update - 20th December 2023 : Morlo along with Selwyn have now fully recovered and are at the perfect weight of 30+kg, ready to thrive back in the wild!   They were released on 14th of December 2023 at Dollar Cove.