| Say No to the "Flying Rings"
As you may have seen in the news/media recently a team led by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue with the Cornish Seal Sanctuary (plus many other helpers!) managed to successfully capture a seal called Wings (photos below), who was found with a ring-style frisbee around her neck. This story has been covered by the international media agencies.
Wings, a much loved wild seal who has frequented St Ives, has been Photo Identified by the Seal Research Trust since 2003. She was recently spotted being slowly strangled by the plastic ring by members of the public. The ring style frisbee is ultimately fatal as the seal cannot escape from it, and this one was particularly tight! Thankfully, the teams were able to remove the ring and ensure Wings could return happily to the wild.
Wings is one of the lucky ones, however, not all seals have a happy ending.
Click here to read the Press Release issued by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and British Divers Marine Life Rescue dated 5th July 2023.