Pollux was rescued on 27th December 2013
Gender : Male

Location of Rescue : Porth Isaac

Age at Rescue : 6 weeks old

Reason for Rescue : The pup was found to be malnourished, had a scratch on his right eye and wounds to flippers.
The seal pup was taken to the British Divers Marine Life Rescue´s (BDMLR) temporary seal holding facility until a pen was available in the hospital at Gweek. The pup has been named Pollux. A few days later Pollux was transferred to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and put into the nursery pools for his next stage of rehabilitation.
Pollux Update - 20th January 2014 : Pollux is in the convalescent pool and putting on weight.

His flipper tag number is 238 (orange).

Update - 14th April 2014 : Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Pollux taken on 12th April 2014 in the convalescent pool.

Photos left & above were taken on 12th April 2014
Update - 10th May 2014 : Pollux along with Ventura and Sputnik were released back into the wild on 6th May 2014.

Click here to see a selection of amazing photos taken by Photographer Simon Bone of the seal release.
Seal Release - 6th May 2014
Pollux photo taken by Sue Sayer Update - 10th January 2022 : After just 2 weeks in the wild, Pollux was spotted amongst adult seals at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 19th May 2014 by Simon Bone and Sue Sayer members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT). Also seen on 10th January 2022.

Click here to see photos of Pollux taken by Sue and Simon.

Photo Credit: Sue Sayer - CSGRT
Members of the CSGRT volunteer spend hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor 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.