Sea Dragon was rescued on 16th April 2022
Sea Dragon, a 6 months old male grey seal pup, was rescued from Fishing Cove, Gunwalloe, on 16th April 2022 by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.

This pup was found to be malnourished with a high temperature, swelling to lower jaw, rear flippers wounds, coughing and snottiness.
Sea Dragon
Sea Dragon Click here to see a larger version of this and above photo of Sea Dragon taken on 24th April 2022 in the hospital.

Update - 4th May 2022 : Sea Dragon has completed his course of treatment and wounds have healed well and no longer coughing.

It will not be too long before he is moved down to the outside nursery pools for his next stage of rehabilitation.
Update - 8th May 2022 : Sea Dragon has been moved down to the outside pool for his next stage of rehabilitation. He needs to put on a bit more weight before he is released back into the wild.

His flipper tag ID number is SL145 (white).

Click here to see a larger version of this and further ones of Sea Dragon taken on 7th May 2022 in the nursery pool 3.
Sea Dragon
Sea Dragon Update - 3rd June 2022 : It will not be too long before Sea Dragon is returned back into the wild now that he has completed his rehabilitation at the seal sanctuary.

Click here to see a selection of photos of Sea Dragon which were taken on 2nd June 2022 in the rehabilitation pool.
Update - 21st June 2022 : Sea Dragon was successfully returned to the wild on 4th June 2022 at Dollar Cove.

It is always sad to say "goodbye" to the seal pups but we know that the Animal Care Team have given them a second chance to survive in the wild!

Click here to watch a short video of Sea Dragon being released.
Sea Dragon


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