Starfish was rescued on 10th October 2021
Starfish is a male approximately 2 weeks old (whitecoat) grey seal pup that was rescued from Porthminster on 10th October 2021 by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.

There was no sign of mum and lots of dogs around on the beach. Weighed 16kgs with a 36.0°C, not totally lethargic, whitecoat but skinny. No obvious injuries but dehydrated. Lots of bite wounds to his neck and flippers.

Photo Credit : Alison Davey - BDMLR
Starfish - Photo credit - Alison Davey
Starfish Update : 23rd October 2021 - Starfish is doing well and the wounds on his neck are healing nicely.

He was moved into the main hospital from the isolation area on 21st October 2021. He currently weighs 15.5kgs.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo and further ones taken on 21st October 2021.
Update : 2nd December 2021 - The wounds on the back of Starfish´s neck are healing nicely.

Her flipper tag ID number is SL106 (white).
Starfish Update : 30th December 2021 - Starfish is now in the rehab pool and is ready to be released back out into the wild in the next few weeks.

Click here to see a selection of photos which were taken of Starfish on 30th December 2021.
Update - 25th January 2022 : It is always sad to say a fond farewell to the rescued seal pups each season after their care and rehabilitation at the Seal Sanctuary.

This time the staff said "au revoir" to Starfish along with Blue Shark and Nemo on 12th January 2022 at Dollar Cove.

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Seal Release - 12th January 2022