Staff at the National Seal Sanctuary will finally say Goodbye to four seals receiving rehabilitation at the Sanctuary over the winter months.

The Sanctuary has this winter been caring for many seals washed up injured and abandoned from around the Cornish coastline.

The first rescue of this year´s pup season was a little 4 day old seal called Boo.
″Boo was our first patient at the Sanctuary and the poor little mite had been abandoned by her mother on the Isles of Scilly. As they don't have the facility on the island to deal with Grey seal pups, she was flown to Cornwall″ said Rachael Vine, a member of the team at Gweek.

Boo progressed well in the hospital learning to eat fish and compete against other pups for food, now after five months of rehabilitation Boo along with another three seals will be released back to the wild.

″In previous years we have been able to release in December and early January but the weather has not been on our side, and it is only now that we have clear weather that we can look at releasing our pups that have reached the target weight″ added Rachael.

Release will take place at 9am on the beach at Gwithian, next to the Red River on 24th January 2011.
Press release issued by: The National Seal Sanctuary
For more information please contact: Rachael Vine on 01326 221361
Date: 21st January 2011