Sea Salt was rescued on 25th November 2022

Sea Salt, male grey seal pup, was rescued on 25th November 2022 from Porthminster beach, St Ives by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.   He was found malnourished and underweight of 15kg for his age. Also with wounds to his flippers.

The pup was taken to the BDMLR´s seal hospital for initial treatment and care until a pen was made available for him at the Sanctuary´s hospital at Gweek on 1st December 2022.   These photos below were taken on 25th November 2022 at the BDMLR´s Seal Hospital.
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Update - 29th December 2022 : Sea Salt is in the isolation area of the hospital and currently being treated for Pox which is a form of Chicken Pox in humans. These photos of Sea Salt were taken on 27th December 2022.
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Update - 21st January 2023 : Sea Salt was moved from the hospital to the outside nursery pools earlier this week to continue with his rehabilitation. He has some bumps on his flippers and once they clear up, he can have pool mate to learn how to compete for his fish during feeding time!   These photos below were taken on 21st January 2023 in the nursery pool 4.

His flipper tag ID number is SL162 (white).
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Update - 26th February 2023 : Sea Salt still has some bumps (seal pox) on his flippers and once these have cleared up, he can have a pool mate to learn how to compete for his fish. Once Seasalt has put on a bit more weight, he will be released back into the wild.   These photos below were taken on 25th February 2023 in the nursery pool 4.
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Update - 6th April 2023 : Sea Salt along with Ginger, Horseradish Peppercorn, Kuri, Poppy Seed and Dill have completed their rehabilitation at the Seal Sanctuary and were released back into the wild on the 3rd of April 2023 at Kennack Sands.   Click here to watch a short video of the release.   Click here to see a selection of photos.
© Photo (right) Credit : Chris Webber (Freelance Photographer) British Divers Marine Life Rescue Medic
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