Rosemary was rescued on 4th November 2022

Rosemary, a 8 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 4th November 2022 from Hemmick beach by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.   She was found malnourished and wounds to her body.

The pup was taken to the BDMLR´s seal hospital for initial treatment and care until a pen was made available for her at the Sanctuary´s hospital at Gweek on 5th December 2022.   These photos below were taken on the 25th of November 2022 at the BDMLR´s Seal Hospital.
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Update - 1st January 2023 : Rosemary spent a week in the Sanctuary´s hospital and then moved down to the outside pools for rehabilitation. She has done really well and is now at the perfect weight to be ready to thrive in the wild. It will not be too long before she is released back to the wild, weather permitting. These photos below were taken on the 28th of December 2022.

Her flipper tag number is SL163 (white).
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Update - 22nd January 2023 : Rosemary along with another rescued seal pup, Basil, were released back into the wild on 10th January 2023 at Kennack Sands.
Update - 10th February 2023 : Rosemary has been spotted at seal colonies along the coasts of Cornwall on 10th February 2023 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust* (CSGRT).

*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.


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