Wobbegong was rescued on 21st February 2022
Wobbegong, a 5 months old male grey seal pup, was rescued from Kynance Cove on 21st February 2022 by members of the animal care team.

When the animal care team assessed the pup on the beach, he was in a very bad condition and they did not think he was going to survive the night. Originally the call came in stating that a pup was being disturbed on the beach by members of the public.
Wobbegong - photo taken on 4th March 2022
Wobbegong - photo taken on 4th March 2022 Update - 6th March 2022 : The pup came in with a severe respiratory infection and a huge worm burden. Thankfully, the treatment that was prescribed by the Sanctuary´s vets has been working and he is feeling so much better.

Click here to see a larger version of this and above photos of Wobbegong were taken on 4th March 2022.
Update - 3rd April 2022 : Wobbegong has now completed his rehabilitation and is now ready to be returned to the wild soon.

His flipper tag ID number is SL138 (white).

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo of Wobbegong taken on 1st April 2022.
Wobbegong - photo taken on 1st April 2022
Seal Release Update - 14th April 2022 : Wobbegong along with Clam, Cockle, Iceberg, Moon Jellyfish and Shrimp were released back into the wild on 13th April 2022 at Porthtowan beach.

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Update - 22nd April 2022 : Wobbegong was seen at a haul out site on 18th April 2022 along the coast of Cornwall by members of the Seal Research Trust (SRT).

Photo Credit: Sue Sayer - SRT - 18th April 2022
Wobbegong
Members of the SRT volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the South West coasts.

Each seal´s fur pattern is unique and enables the Seal Research Trust volunteers to 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.


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