BLONDE - Rescued on 4th November 2005
Blonde - photo was taken by Dan JarvisBlonde was rescued from Hayle beach near St Ives Bay holiday camp on the 4th of November 2005 by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue team (BDMLR). He was a very fat pup a massive 35kg!! Blonde was suffering from sneezing and having lost his mum before weaning.
Update: 2nd January 2006 - Photo was taken of Blonde on 30th of December 2005 in the convalescence pool.Photo of Blonde was taken on 30th of December 2005 in the convalescence pool
Photo of Blonde was taken on 26th of February 2006 in one of the nursery pools.  Blonde's hat tag ID is H3 and flipper (light green) tag number is 10Update: 1st March 2006 Photos were taken of Blonde on 26th of February 2006 in one of the nursery pools wearing hat tag ID H3 and flipper (light green) tag number is 10.
Photo of Blonde was taken on 26th of February 2006 in one of the nursery pools wearing hat tag ID H3 and flipper tag number is 10

Update: 7th March 2006 - Blonde along with Guinness, Quinn and Bob where released back into the wild on Tuesday the 7th of March 2006. All four seals were loaded up in the morning. All were keen to get in to the cage and get in to the trailer, to start the journey to Port Gaverne. The rain which had started early in the morning showed no sign of easing up, and the seals seemed unaffected by the wet weather. On arriving at Port Gaverne, all four seals were keen to get in to the water and start their adventure. Guinness and Quinn were out the trailer and straight in to the water, Bob and Blonde were not so keen. Bob and Blonde found that playing in the shallows was much exciting then exploring the wide open seas. After a while these two realised that their pool was a lot bigger and headed out to deeper water.
Seals coming out of the trailer - Photo was taken by Rachael VineQuinn wearing hat tag number 05 - Photo was taken by Rachael VineBlonde wearing hat tag H3 - Photo was taken by Rachael Vine
Seals leaving the trailer Quinn Blonde
Update: 4th April 2006 - Blonde was spotted on 2nd April 2006 at one of the seal colonies along the Atlantic coast of Cornwall.

This photo was taken by Sue Sayer of Cornwall Seal Group (www.cornwallsealgroup.co.uk)
Photo of Blonde was taken by Sue Sayer of Cornwall Seal Group on 2nd April 2006

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