Noodle was rescued on 29th April 2021
Noodle, male grey seal pup, was rescued from Trevose Head on 29th April 2021 by marine mammal medics from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

He was found suffering from suspected respiratory infection.

Photo Credit : Lizzi Larbalestier - BDMLR
Noodle The pup was taken to one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities and stayed there until a pen became available at the Sanctuary´s seal hospital.

Photo Credit : Lizzi Larbalestier - BDMLR
Update : 16th May 2021 - Noodle is currently in the hospital pen number 1, in the next week or so, he will be moved down to the outside nursery pools for his next stage of rehabilitation. He currently weighs 26kgs.

His flipper ID tag number is SL153 (green).

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo which were taken on 15th May 2021.
Seal Release - 11th June 2021 - Photo Credit :  Lizzi Larbalestier Update : 16th June 2021 - Noodle along with Gherkin and Jambalaya have completed their rehabilitation and were released back into the wild on 11th June 2021 at Dollar Cove.

Click here to watch a short video of the seal release.

Photo Credit : Lizzi Larbalestier - BDMLR
Update - 24th February 2022 : Noodle was spotted at haul-outs along the coast of Cornwall on 30th December 2021, 13th January 2022 and 24th February 2022 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) who identifies and monitors local seals.

Photo Credit : Sue Sayer - CSGRT - 13th January 2022
Noodle - Photo Credit : Sue Sayer
Members of the 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.