Hugh was rescued on 30th January 2018
Hugh, 12 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 30th January 2018 from Mousehole by some members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

This pup had an infected nail bed on his front left flipper, loose claw on front right flipper (which had to be removed) and had a small patch of oedema in left eye. Weighed 21kgs.

The pup was taken and treated at one of BDMLR´s holding facilities until a hospital pen became available a few days later at Gweek on 1st February 2018.
Hugh Update - 25th February 2018 : Hugh was moved down to the outside nursery pool for his next stage of rehabilitation and to learn how to compete for fish with other rescued seal pups.

Hugh´s flipper tag number is 359 (green).

These photos above and left were taken on 23rd February 2018, click here to see a larger version of these.
Update - 28th March 2018 : Hugh is still in the nursery pool, this photo was taken on 25th March 2018, click here to see a larger version of this.

Update - 29th April 2018 : Hugh along with Valentine, Isabel, Towan, Basset and Leon, were released back into the wild on 23rd April 2018 at Porthtowan beach.