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Issue 90
January/
February 2014


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Rescued Pups Update for 2013/14
Here is an overview of all the seal pups rescued between 1st January and 19th February 2014 by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary with the help of members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team and the Cornwall Seal Group:-

Taurus (photo below), an eight weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 1st January 2014 from the beach at Hayle. The pup was found to have small wounds on her flippers and a swollen joint on one of her flippers. Click here to read more.
Taurus
Callisto, six weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 3rd January 2014 from Marazion by members of the BDMLR team. The pup was found to be very cold and alone on the beach. Click here to read more.
Europa (photo below), six weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 4th January 2014 from Port Gaverne. The pup was found to be malnourished and had a scratch on her eye. Click here to read more.
Europa
Sputnik (photo below), eight weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 10th January 2014 from the beach at Hayle. The pup was found to be malnourished and had minor wounds to his rear flippers and was a bit snotty! Click here to read more.
Sputnik
Gemini (photo below), eight weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 17th January 2014 from the beach at Harlyn Bay near Padstow. The pup was found to have a badly broken jaw.

Upon arrival at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gemini was taken to the vets by members of the Animal Care Team to have her broken jaw realigned and fixed.

Even after all the trauma, Gemini has been doing really well, eating food for herself. It will be 3-4 weeks before Gemini´s jaw is fully healed and the wire is removed. This pup is a feisty female with lots of attitude! Click here to read more.
Gemini
Aries (photo below), six weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 18th January 2014 from Porthmeor beach, St Ives. The pup was found to be very malnourished and had old scarring on her body but most of the wounds are healing well. Click here to read more.
Aries
Professor Brian (photo below), two months old male seal pup, was rescued on 20th January 2014 from Loe Bar near Helston. The pup was found to have deep wounds to his shoulder and an eye infection. This pup has been named after Brian Cox. Click here to read more.
Professor Brian
Hubble (photo below), six weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 24th January 2014 from Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes. The pup was found to have a very high temperature, respiratory infection and minor wounds. Click here to read more.
Hubble
Erica (photo below), eight week old female seal pup, was rescued on 25th January 2014 from Porthoke beach in Newquay. The pup was found to have respiratory infection, puncture wound to flippers, gingivitus and ulceration to mouth. Click here to read more.
Erica
Oberon (photo below), three months old male seal pup, was rescued on 25th January 2014 from Roskilly in Newlyn. The pup was found to be malnourished, dehydrated, wounds to his flippers and weighed 14kgs (very underweight for his age). Click here to read more.
Oberon
Rover (photo below), eight weeks old male seal pup, was swept into a garden in Portreath on 3rd February 2014.

During the recent bad storms, he had been thrown up the cliff by waves and was found in someone´s garden. Click here to read more.

Click here to read the article about Rover in the Daily Mail newspaper.
Rover
Ayla, eight weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 5th February 2014 from the beach at Great Western in Newquay. The pup was found to be malnourished, deep wounds to mouth with missing teeth.
Ayla
Isis, ten weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 8th February 2014 from the beach at Porthgwarra in St Ives. The pup was found to be malnourished, jaw severely swollen with wounds to her body.
Isis
Bianca, ten weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 9th February 2014 from the beach at Porthgwarra in St Ives. The pup was found to have an ulcerated right eye and wounds to flipper and chin. Bianca was very snotty!
Bianca
Quasar, ten weeks old male seal pup, was rescued very late at night on 17th February 2014 from the car park (parking space No. 32) at Porthgwidden in St Ives by Dan (a member of the Animal Care Team), Tim Bain, Dave and Lesley Jarvis, members of the (BDMLR) team and transported to the Seal Sanctuary. The pup was found to be malnourished with abrasions to flippers.
Photo below of Quasar was taken by Tim Bain, a member of the BDMLR and the Cornwall Seal Group.
Quasar
Cupid, ten weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 19th February 2014 from the beach at Portwrinkle in Looe. The pup was found to have minor wounds to flippers. She also encountered disturbance by members of the public.

The seal pup was taken to the BDMLR´s temporary seal holding facility until a pen was available in the hospital at Gweek.

Photos below of Cupid were taken by Jeff, a member of the BDMLR team.
Cupid
Click here to watch a short video of some of the pups in the sanctuary´s main hospital.
The whereabouts of the seal pups as of 22nd February 2014.
Hospital - Halley, Hubble and Erica.
Nursery Pools - Aquarius (photo below), Aries, Gemini, Jupiter, Oberon, Soyuz and Taurus.
Aquarius
Rehabilitation Pool - Atlantis, Lyra and Rose.
Convalescent Pool - Alien, Armstrong, Astrid, Callisto, Cassi, Europa, G-Force, IO, Juno, Nebula, Ventura, Venus, Mercury, Pandora, Paxo-Rocket, Professor Brian, Pollux, Skipper, Star, Sputnik, Supernova, Titan and Wormhole.
Feeding time in the convalescent pool
Seal Pups Released
Aurora, Shuttle, Leo, Nasa, Eclipse, Persier and Enterprise (AKA Persius E) were released back into the wild on a beautiful crisp winter´s day on 9th January 2014 at Carbis Bay near St Ives. Click here to see a selection of photos taken by Dan Murphy.   The Cornwall Seal Group´s website also has a great page about this release.
Seal Release - 9th January 2014 photo by Dan Murphy
On 17th February 2014 Miranda, Mars, Moon, Orion, Indus and Crater were released back to the wild at Carbis Bay. Click here to watch a short video of the seal release. Another release of four seals, Milky Way, Solar and Galaxy, took place the next day on 18th February 2014.
Record number of pups
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is caring for a record number of rescued seal pups at one time as a result of the storms. The violent weather has resulted in a steady stream of casualties, including some with gashes and broken bones, and has also prevented the release of pups now fully recovered. Click here to read more.

For all Media, Marketing & PR and also Adoptions Queries, please phone and speak to Lara Sword on 01326 221361.
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A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.   If you would like to help by sponsoring a pup (Adoption is £25 each pup), please click here to download the adoption registration form, complete and send by post (not by email) or call and ask for Lara Sword on 01326 221361.
Adopt a Pup

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