Marlin rescued on 29th of January 2002
Marlin Marlin was rescued from Sennen Cove on 29th January 2002. He was very malnourished and was found with netting around his body.

Luckily, the netting had caused no injuries so it was just a case of putting weight on him.

Marlin took to eating fish for himself very quickly and soon piled on the pounds in the hospital.
However, when Marlin was transferred to the convalescent pool with the other pups, the animal care team soon realised that something was wrong. Marlin did not feed very well and he seemed to shy away from the other pups if they were near him. He started to lose weight and so the vet was called. Our suspicions were confirmed, unfortunately Marlin is completely blind.

He is now in a smaller pool with two other pups so that the animal care team can control the amount of fish he receives and monitor him more closely. As Marlin´s blindness would appear to be congenital he would not be able to find fish in the wild, unfortunately this means Marlin cannot safely be released. The animal care team are now working at getting Marlin used to being handled to make any husbandry procedures such as weighing and administrating medication less stressful.
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