Wham was rescued on 7th September 2018
Wham, first whitecoat of 2018/19 season seal pup, was rescued on 7th September 2018 from Zennor beach by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics and relayed to Gweek.

This 2-3 days old male seal pup was separated from mum, malnourished and very weak, upper respiratory infection, high temperature, minor ulceration in his both eyes, superficial grazes to flippers and chin.
Wham Update - 28th October 2018 : Wham is now in the outside nursery pool 1 for his next stage of rehabilitation. He currently weighs 20kgs.

Wham´s flipper tag ID number is 301 (red).

Click here to see a larger version of this photo which was taken on 26th October 2018.
Update - 25th November 2018 : Wham is in the convalescent pool for his final stage of rehabilitation and putting on weight. He currently weighs 23kgs.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo which was taken on 23rd November 2018.
Update - 1st January 2019 : Wham was returned to the wild on 27th December 2018 at Porthtowan beach along with other rescued seal pups, Terminator, Blondie, David Bowie, Care Bears and Polurrian.
Wham Update - 14th March 2022 : Wham was seen at haul-outs along the coasts of Cornwall on 18th March 2019, 25th April 2019, 19th February 2020, 9th & 26th March 2020, 14th November 2020, 14th December 2020, 22nd & 25th February 2021, 1st June 2021, 25th November 2021, 13th December 2021, 3rd January 2022, 17th January 2022 and 14th March 2022 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust.

(c) Photo Credit: Sue Sayer of CSGRT - 19th February 2020
Members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify 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.