Splodge was rescued on 1st October 2022

Splodge, a 4 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 1st October 2022 from the top of the beach at Porthilly Cove near Rock by Linda and Cara members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.

The pup was found with a few wounds to her body and was malnourished.

Photo Credit : Linda Craven - BDMLR
She was taken to one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities for initial treatment and care until a pen was made available for her at the Sanctuary´s hospital on 13th October 2022.

Update - 24th October 2022 : Splodge is currently in nursery pool 3 with two other rescued seal pups for her next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish during feeding time.   You may have noticed that Splodge has yellow markings on her body, the reason for this is the Animal Care Team are waiting for the new ID tags to arrive, so this is a temporary measure to identify the pups in the nursery pool. Splodge currently weighs 20.3kg.   The ideal release weight is 30kg-35kg, so Splodge still needs to put on at least another 10kg.

These photos below were taken on 23rd October 2022.
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Update - 27th November 2022 : Splodge currently weighs 26.5kg, it will not be too long before she is released back into the wild.   These photos below were taken on the 25th of November 2022 in nursery pool 1.

Splodge´s flipper tag ID number is SL152 (white).
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Update - 1st December 2022 : It is always a good day when the Animal Care Team return the rescued seal pups back into the wild where they belong, but at the same time it is a bit emotional saying goodbye after being with them for the past 2-3 months.   Splodge along with Chilli, Peri Peri, Sabine, Star Anise, Wedgie and Zimt were loaded in the Sanctuary´s trailer and drove them to Carbis Bay beach for the release on 30th November 2022.

Photo Credit - Denise Gent - British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR)
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