Smegol was rescued on 10th November 2019
Smegol, 6-8 weeks old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 10th November 2019 from New Train Bay, Trevone, by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics.

This pup was underweight and had bilateral conjunctivitis in his right eye. Weighed 13.5kgs.

Smegol was taken overnight to one of BDMLR´s holding facilities and then moved to Gweek the next day.

Photo Credit : Lizzi Larbalestier (BDMLR)
Smegol - Photo credit - Lizzi Larbalestier (BDMLR)
Smegol Update - 25th November 2019 : Smegol is currently in the hospital pen number 3. His wounds are healing up nicely at the moment and gradually gaining weight. Once he is feeling stronger, Smegol will be moved to the outside nursery pools for his next stage of rehabilitation.

This photo and a further one were taken on 22nd November 2019, click here to see a larger version. Click here to watch a short video.

Flipper tag ID number is SL118 (yellow).
Update - 29th December 2019 : Smegol has done really well and put on lots of weight, he now weighs 37.5kgs. He is currently in the rehabilitation pool ready to be released back into the wild shortly.

Click here to see a larger version taken on 28th December 2019.
Seal Release - 31st December 2019 Update - 1st January 2020 : Smegol was released back into the wild on 30th December 2019 at Dollar Cove along with Hungry Caterpillar, Lyra, Pippin, Pablo, Katniss and Noddy.
Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Smegol.

Click here to see a selection of photos taken at the release via our flickr account.
Seal Release - 31st December 2019
Smegol - 22nd August 2020 Update - 23rd August 2020 : Smegol has been spotted at a seal colony along the coasts of Cornwall on 3rd & 19th February 2020, 11th April 2020 and 22nd August 2020 by members of Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) who volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

© Photo credit: Sue Sayer of the CSGRT on 22nd August 2020.