Shirley was rescued on 13th October 2018
Shirley, 2 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 13th October 2018 from Praa Sands, by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics.

This pup had a fever and large open infected wounds to her flipper and body.
Shirley Update - 28th October 2018 : Shirley is still in the hospital pen number 3. The Animal Care team have been giving this pup antibiotics in her fish and keeping her wounds clean daily. She currently weighs 19.5kgs.

Shirley´s flipper ID tag number is 309 (red).

Click here to see a larger version of this and above photo which was taken on 26th October 2018.
Update - 25th November 2018 : Shirley is currently in the nursery pool number 1 with two other rescued seal pups named Footloose and Night Rider for their next stage of rehabilitation. She currently weighs 22kgs.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo which was taken on 23rd November 2018.
Shirley Update - 31st December 2018 : Shirley has now completed her rehabilitation and will be released back to the wild shortly.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo which was taken on 29th December 2018.
Update - 14th February 2019 : Shirley was released back into the wild at Dollar Cove on 11th February 2019 along with Roger Rabbit, Wet Wet Wet, Ra Ra and Agadoo. Seal Release - 11th February 2019
Update - 5th March 2024 : Shirley has been seen along the coasts of Cornwall on 19th February 2020, 15th, 16th & 19th April 2020, 12th & 13th May 2020, 10th November 2020, 9th, 11th, 25th & 27th December 2020, 5th, 24th & 31st January 2021 and 10th February 2021, 24th & 25th April 2021, 22nd May 2021,

Photo Credit : Kerstin Hartmann - Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) - 31st January 2021
28th November 2021, 11th & 22nd December 2021, 4th, 12th & 30th January 2022, 25th February 2022, 6th, 9th & 12th March 2022, 29th April 2022, 6th September 2022 and 4th, 6th, 17th, 20th, 22nd & 31st October 2022, 9th, 12th November 2022, 19th November 2022, 21st December 2022, 10th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 25th & 30th January 2023, 10th February 2023, 19th October 2023 and 5th & 9th March 2024 by members of the CSGRT.

Photo Credit : Kerstin Hartmann - CSGRT - 12th November 2022
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.