Mercury was rescued on 6th November 2013
Gender : Male

Location of Rescue : Mullion harbour

Age at Rescue : 3 weeks old

Reason for rescue : Swollen and infected rear right flipper and wounds to the flippers and muzzle. Also suffering from respiratory infection, weighed 16.5 kg.

This pup was found sheltering under a boat.
Mercury This seal pup was rescued by Jenny, a member of the Animal Care team, and taken to the British Divers Marine Life Rescue´s (BDMLR) temporary seal holding facility until a pen was available in the hospital at Gweek. Whilst at the holding unit, he was prescribed antibiotics as a precaution to fight any infections he may be harbouring. The pup has been named Mercury.

Update - 16th November 2013 : Mercury was moved to Gweek on 8th November 2013 as a pen was now available in the hospital. His wounds are healing well and he has learnt to feed herself.
Update - 22nd November 2013 : Mercury has been moved to the outside nursery pool number 2 and is eating very well.

Update - 2nd December 2013 : This photo (right) of Mercury was taken on 1st December 2013 in the nursery pools 1 and 2.

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Mercury Update - 8th December 2013 : Mercury is in nursery pool number 4 and is eating really well, but will need to put on a bit more weight before moving to the convalescent pool.

Update - 29th December 2013 : Mercury is currently in the convalescent pool.

Click here to see a selection of the photos taken on 28th December 2013.
Update - 25th February 2014 : Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Mercury taken on 22nd February 2014 in the convalescent pool.

His flipper tag number is 193 (orange).
Mercury Update - 14th April 2014 : Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Mercury taken on 12th April 2014 in the convalescent pool.

Update - 11th May 2014 : Mercury along with Rose were released back to the wild on 5th May 2014 at Gunwalloe.
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