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Issue 99
October 2014

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Rescued Pups Update for 2014/15
Here is an overview of all the seal pups rescued between 26th September and 31st October 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 (CSG):-

Stardust, (photo below) was the Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s first rescued seal pup of the 2014/15 season, arrived on 27th September 2014.

The pup was found alone and separated from her mum. Although the pup had no visible injuries, there had been no sightings of her mum, the pup was so hungry she was found suckling on the rocks, which has given her a sore muzzle.  Click here to read more.

Photo below of Stardust courtesy of the CSG.
Stardust
Quicksilver, (photo below) a male seal pup, was rescued on 1st October 2014 from Widemouth Bay. He was found lethargic with bite wounds to his flippers and back, and also ulcerated eyes. Click here to read more.

Photo below of Quicksilver was taken by Ado Shorland.
Quicksilver
Wonder Woman (photo below), one week old female grey seal pup (whitecoat), was rescued on 9th October 2014 from the beach at Trevone, Padstow. She was found to have a high temperature and a possible umbilical infection.   Click here to read more.
Wonder Woman
Bruce Wayne (photo below), three week old male grey seal pup, was rescued on 10th October 2014 from Cott Valley beach near St Just. He was found to have a broken jaw. Click here to read more.

Bruce loves shouting so loud, he has to close his eyes to maximise volume!

Photo below of Bruce was taken on 25th October 2014 in nursery pool 4.
Bruce Wayne
Superman (photo below) was two weeks old when rescued on 10th October 2014 from Gwithian beach.

He had multiple bite wounds on his rear flippers and back. These bite wounds may have come from a male seal or another female with a pup of her own.

This one is probably the biggest white coats the sanctuary has ever had in...weighing 40kgs! His mum obviously cared for him very well!   Click here to read more.

Photo below of Superman was taken by Sue Sayer of the CSG.
Superman
Betty Boop (photo below), 3 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 10th October 2014 from the beautiful and remote beach at Bobby´s Bay which is near Padstow. She was found to have several nasty wounds on all four flippers and an ulcer in her left eye.   Click here to read more.

Click here to watch a short video of Betty Boop being moved into the outside nursery pool No. 3.
Betty Boop
Hawk Eye, two days old male grey seal pup (whitecoat), was rescued on 10th October 2014 from the beach at Kynance Cove.

He was found to be separated from his mum, the pup was weak and exhausted with rapid breathing. Click here to read more.

It is with great sadness we bring you the news that Hawk Eye, passed away during the night of 16th/17th October 2014. The animal care team were very surprised as he appeared to be doing well and was feeding every four hours. The team want to say a huge thank you to all involved in Hawk Eyes rescue and to all the lovely people who have been phoning and emailing in to check how he is has been doing.

Photo below is courtesy of Kynance Cove Café.
Hawk Eye
Minnie, one week old female grey seal pup (whitecoat), was rescued on 10th October 2014 from the beach at Strangles near Crackington.

The pup was found to be separated from her mum, she still had a bit of umbilicus but very small for her age and very noisy! Click here to read more.
Minnie
Mickie, two week old female grey seal pup (whitecoat), was rescued on 16th October 2014 from the beautiful beach at Porthcurno cove which is near the Minack Theatre. She was found to have nasty flipper wounds and ulcerated eyes. Click here to read more.   Photo below of Mickie was taken on 25th October 2014.
Mickie
Ariel, 4-5 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 18th October 2014 from Cleave Strand near Crackington Haven beach. The pup was found to be extremely malnourished with sliced wounds all over her body. She was found to be extremely malnourished at 12kgs and had wounds to her body. Click here to read more.

Photo below of Ariel was taken by Charlie Pearson.
Ariel
Olive, five weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued from Towan Beach in Newquay on the 23rd October 2014. The pup had a few puncture wounds to rear flippers and was quite obviously malnourished. She was taken to the BDMLR´s temporary seal holding facility until a pen was available in the sanctuary´s hospital.
Olive
Moomin, four week old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 24th October 2014 from Millook Haven beach near Bude. Photo below of Moomin was taken soon after she arrived on 25th October at the sanctuary´s hospital and put into isolation pen 3. Click here to read more.
Moomin
Anastacia, five weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued from the beach at Bude on the 24th October 2014. The pup was found with puncture wounds on her body. She was also taken to the BDMLR´s temporary seal holding facility until a pen was available in the sanctuary´s hospital.
Anastacia
Storm, five weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued from Gunwalloe fishing cove by Kate, a member of the Animal Care team and one of the sanctuary´s interns Valentina. The pup had a very nasty wound on her back, along with a swollen flipper.
Storm
Click here to watch a short video of the rescued seal pups, Wonder Woman, Stardust, Quicksilver and Mickie, in the main hospital on 25th October 2014.
Adopt a Pup
Why not adopt a creature and help to maintain first class animal care at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.  A special way to honour a birthday, special occasion or to commemorate the life of a loved one, while supporting an important cause.   Please click here to download a printer friendly PDF version of the sponsorship form or send an email or call 01326 221361 for more details.
Adopt a Pup
If you discover an injured seal pup
We are in the middle of grey seals breeding and pupping season - which for the Sanctuary signals the busiest time of the year for the Animal Care Team.

For over 55 years the Sanctuary have been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing those pups from our local coastline that find themselves in trouble, whether it be eye problems, respiratory infections and malnourishment to broken bones, pollution-related problems and being separated from their mother too soon.

Just like to remind you that if you discover a seal pup that is in distress or alone, please call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 and/or the BDMLR on 01825 765546.

DO keep your distance;
DON´T attempt to handle the pup;
DON´T attempt to put the pup in the sea;
DON´T ignore the situation;
DO tell the appropriate organisation.
A pup on the beach
Special Offer for Pup Fans
This year the Cornish Seal Sanctuary are offering "Pup fans" the chance to purchase the "Pups Pass", an exclusive pass that allows you to visit as many times as you like between September 2014 to February 2015 for just £15!   For more details, please call the Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361.

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