Popeye was rescued on 31st August 2019
Popeye, male common seal pup, was rescued from Treyarnon Bay in Padstow by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics with the help of the RNLI Lifeguards. He was very lucky to have been found and reported in time as there was less than an hour to go before the spot he was in was cut off by the tide!

He is pretty beaten up, with a collapsed right eye, mouth infection and a few injuries here and there, as well as weighing only 11kgs which is tiny for a common seal pup of around a month old.
Popeye This pup is currently in the hospital´s isolation which is the first initial stage of the pup rehabilitation programme at the Sanctuary.

This allows the Animal Care team to closely monitor the rescued pups; give medication and hand feed the pups if necessary.
Update - 22nd September 2019 : Popeye is currently being treated with antibiotics in his fish. Although it is unlikely that he will regain full vision in his right eye, the Animal Care Team hope he will otherwise make a full recovery.

Once Popeye´s eye is healed, he will be able to have a swim in his hospital´s pen before continuing his rehabilitation outside in the nursery pools in a week or so time.

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo taken on 21st September 2019.
Popeye Update - 13th October 2019 : Popeye is in the outside nursery pen number 1 for his next stage of rehabilitation. He currently weighs 23.5kgs.

His flipper tag ID number is SL191 (yellow).

Click here to see a larger version of this photo taken on 11th October 2019.
Update - 17th November 2019 : Popeye along with Frodo and Super-Worm were released back into the wild on 15th November 2019 at Dollar Cove.