Polurrian was rescued on 11th October 2018
Polurrian, 3 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 11th October 2018 from Widemouth Bay, 3 miles south of Bude along the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics.

This pup was found with lots of very sore bite wounds on flippers and body (hence the blue antibiotic spray!).

Photo Credit: Ado Shorland - BDMLR
Polurrian - Photo Credit: Ado Shorland - BDMLR
Polurrian Update - 18th October 2018 : After a few days in the Seal Sanctuary´s hospital, the pup was started on rehydration fluids.

Polurrian is a big seal with plenty of attitude - he had a rough start to life but is very brave when the Animal Care Team clean his wounds.
Update - 28th October 2018 : Polurrian is in the nursery pool 4 with another rescued seal pup called Care Bear, for his next stage rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish during feeding time. He currently weighs 34kgs.

Polurrian´s flipper ID tag number is 307 (red).

Click here to see a larger version of this photo was taken on 26th October 2018.
Polurrian
Polurrian Update - 25th November 2018 : Polurrian is in the convalescent pool for his final stage rehabilitation, he will be returned to the wild in the next month or so. He currently weighs 32kgs.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo was taken on 24th November 2018.

Update - 1st January 2019 : Polurrian was returned to the wild on 27th December 2018 at Porthtowan beach along with other rescued seal pups, Terminator, Blondie, David Bowie, Care Bears and Wham.
Update - 13th December 2021 : Polurrian was seen at haul-outs along the west coast of Cornwall on 23rd May 2019, 23rd December 2019, 24th & 30th January 2020, 13th March 2020, 22nd August 2020 and 13th December 2021 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust.

(c) Photo credit : Sue and Kate - CSGRT on 22nd August 2020
Polurrian - Photo taken by Sue and Kate on 22nd August 2020
Members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust volunteer 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.

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