Spiderman was rescued on 17th December 2014
Spiderman, 6-8 week old male grey seal pup, was rescued from the beach at Porthcurno on the 17th December 2014 by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

He was found to have a few minor scuffs to flippers and with a massive abscess on one side of his body.
Update - 1st January 2015 : Spiderman is still in the hospital pen number 1. He currently weighs 17.5kgs.
The above photo was taken on 27th December 2014. Click here to see a larger version of this.

His flipper tag number is 61 (yellow).
Spiderman in the convalescent pool Update - 31st March 2015 : Spiderman is currently in the convalescent pool and putting on lots of weight.

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Update - 12th April 2015 : Spiderman was released back into the wild along with Thor on 7th April 2015.

Click here to see a selection of photos of the release taken by Tamara Cooper.
Thor and Spiderman released back into the wild on 7th April 2015

Update - 3rd January 2022 : Spiderman was spotted at haul-outs along the coast of Cornwall by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust on 27th & 30th April 2015, 9th & 30th March 2017, 3rd & 6th April 2017, 4th May 2017, 22nd May 2017, 15th & 18th January 2018, 10th May 2018, 18th October 2018, 19th November 2018, 3rd, 6th & 24th December 2018, 22nd April 2019, 18th & 23rd November 2020, 2nd December 2021 and 3rd January 2022.

Members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.