Walkman was rescued on 13th December 2018
Walkman, 4-6 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 13th December 2018 from St Ives Bay by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics.

The pup was taken and treated with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories at one of BDMLR´s holding facilities until a hospital pen became available a few days later at Gweek.

Update - 28th December 2018 : Walkman currently weighs 19kgs.   This photo was taken in the hospital on 27th December 2018.

Walkman Update - 10th January 2019 : Walkman is now in the outside pools for his final stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with other rescued seal pup.

Walkman´s flipper tag ID number is 339 (red).
Update - 14th February 2019 : Walkman was released back into the wild at Porthtowan on 12th February 2019 along with Morrissey, Goonies, Mullet, Mr T, The Shining and Indiana Jones.

Photo Credit: Lizzi Larbalestier (BDMLR)
Seal Release
Update - 15th April 2019 : Walkman was seen at a local haul-out along the west coast of Cornwall on 11th April 2019 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust 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.