BLYTH - Rescued 20th October 2004

Blyth a rescued pupBlyth was rescued by the SPRA (Society for the Protection and Rehoming of Animals) on 20th October 2004 from Westward Ho and taken to a veterinary hospital to stabilise his condition overnight. In the morning he was transported by BDMLR Co-ordinators Dave Jarvis and Tim Baines down to the Seal Sanctuary. On arrival, Blyth was given a thorough clinical assessment and, other than being very malnourished, has very few wounds or injuries. Within a day Blyth was tucking into fish and the Animal Care Team think he must be feeling better as he is the noisiest seal in the hospital!
Update: 29th December 2004 - Blyth is one of three seal pups (Roskilly (00) and Itchen (01)) with hat tags, his hat tag number is "10".

Update: January 2005 - Blyth along with Roskill and Itchen were all released into the wild in January 2005. We had checked the weather and due to the big waves on the North coast, it was decided to release on the South coast. All three were loaded up in the trailer and ready to go. There was a change of plan at the last minute as the North coast was now flatter then the South.
We arrived at the release site; first out was Itchen, who was not impressed. Next Blyth was released, this pup was not hanging around and headed straight for the water, without looking back. Roskilly was the last to come out the trailer, after 5 minutes of exploring the sand, he headed for the water.
In the meantime, Itchen is trying to get back into the trailer but with no luck. After moving across the top of the beach for about 10 minutes and then moving up and down the bottom of the beach for another 10 minutes, Tamara finally managed to show him in which direction he was going. After feeling the water on his flippers, there was no stopping him and he was off. Blyth - with hat tag
Blyth - photo was taken on 27th April 2008 by Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group www.cornwallsealgroup.co.uk Update: 1st February 2017 - Blyth was spotted at local haul-outs along the north coast of Cornwall by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust* on 6th February 2005, 19th February 2005, 20th October 2007, 27th April 2008, 10th September 2008, 25th March 2009,

Photo left was taken by Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust* on 27th April 2008.
28th & 29th March 2009, 2nd & 3rd April 2009, 5th & 7th April 2009, 31st August 2009, 4th September 2009, 4th September 2010, 8th November 2010, 4th November 2011, 5th March 2012, 17th February 2013, 20th & 23rd February 2013, 4th April 2013 and 19th September 2013, 3rd April 2014, 7th March 2015 and 19th January 2017.


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

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