Prudie was rescued on 4th September 2017
Prudie, 3 days old whitecoat female pup, was rescued by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team on 4th September 2017 from Boscastle harbour.

This pup was very weak, but surprisingly feisty, still had its umbilical cord despite looking like a pre moulted pup approx 2-3 weeks old. Also had an ulcer in her right eye and a few bite marks around head and body.

©Photo credit : BDMLR
Photo by BDMLR
Prudie The pup was transported to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary for care and rehabilitation.

The pup has been named "Prudie".

Upon arrival at the seal hospital, the pup weighed 12kgs.
Update - 2nd October 2017 : Prudie was moved to the outside nursery pool on 1st October 2017 for her next stage of rehabilitation.

She is currently sharing the nursery pool with other rescued seal pups named Elizabeth and Jewell.

Prudie´s flipper tag number is 302 (green).
Prudie Update - 8th October 2017 : This photo of Prudie was taken on 6th October 2017 in the nursery pool 1. Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Prudie.

Update - 30th October 2017 : Prudie is now in the convalescent pool and gaining a good amount of weight.

Update - 20th December 2017 : Prudie along with Kitty, Dwight, Drake, Rosie, Jewell and Neptune were released back into the wild at Porthtowan on 18th December 2017.
Update - 30th December 2023 : Prudie has been spotted at seal haul-outs along the coasts of Cornwall on 6th February 2018, 9th June 2018, 31st December 2018, 1st & 6th January 2019, 26th April 2019, 1st, 15th, 18th, 24th & 30th May 2019, 4th June 2019, 1st, 13th & 31st July 2019, 27th August 2019, 3rd, 5th & 7th September 2019, 5th October 2019, 30th December 2019, 17th February 2020, 24th & 31st March 2020, 5th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 22nd and 25th April 2020,
1st, 9th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 30th & 31st May 2020, 13th, 16th, 18th, 25th & 28th June 2020, 9th, 10th, 13th, 18th & 25th July 2020, 4th, 14th, 21st, 25th, 26th, 29th & 30th August 2020, 13th, 14th, 15th & 19th September 2020, 5th October 2020, 16th, 20th & 27th November 2020, 14th, 16th, 20th & 21st February 2021, 10th & 13th March 2021, 7th & 27th May 2021, 4th, 8th & 26th June 2021,

Photo Credit : Kerstin Hartmann - CSGRT - 21st February 2021
Prudie - Photo Credit : Kerstin Hartmann - CSGRT - <NOBR>21st February</NOBR> 2021
Prudie - Kerstin Hartmann - 14th November 2022 25th & 31st July 2021, 5th & 7th November 2021, 26th December 2021, 23rd & 26th March 2022, 18th & 30th May 2022, 1st & 15th June 2022, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 25th & 29th July 2022, 1st, 2nd, 6th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 29th, 30th & 31st August 2022, 16th, 17th & 19th September 2022, 3rd & 29th October 2022, 14th November 2022, 18th & 19th November 2022, 28th, 29th & 30th December 2022,

Photo Credit : Kerstin Hartmann - CSGRT - 14th November 2022
2nd, 5th, 11th, 13th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th & 30th January 2023, 1st February 2023, 25th March 2023, 9th & 19th May 2023, 4th & 29th June 2023, 7th, 9th & 18th July 2023, 16th, 17th, 21st, 23rd & 27th August 2023, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 15th & 27th September 2023 and 1st, 5th & 9th October 2023 and 30th December 2023 by members of Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

Photo Credit : Kerstin Hartmann - CSGRT - 30th January 2023
Prudie - Kerstin Hartmann - 30th January  2023
Members of the CSGRT volunteer spend 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.