Quicksilver was rescued on 1st October 2014
Quicksilver, a male grey seal pup, was rescued by Ado Shorland, a member of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team, on 1st October 2014 from the beach at Widemouth Bay. He was found lethargic with bite wounds to his flippers and back, and also ulcerated eyes.

Upon arrival at the Seal Sanctuary, the pup was found to weigh 19kgs. He is currently in the isolation pen of the hospital and having a mixture of fluids and fish.

Photo right of Quicksilver - courtesy of Ado Shorland
Photo Quicksilver by Ado Shorland
Quicksilver - Photo taken on 25th October 2014 Update - 26th October 2014 : Initially Quicksilver was really unwell when he arrived at the sanctuary, then seemed to improve only to lapse once again. He kept performing his "dive reflex" by holding his breath and slowing his heart rate right down. Fortunately he has fully recovered from this.

Quicksilver was moved from his isolation pen into the main hospital pen number 3 on 25th October 2014.

Click here to see a larger version of this photo taken on 25th October 2014.   Click here to watch a short video of the rescued seal pups, Quicksilver, Wonder Woman, Stardust and Mickie, in the main hospital.
Update - 28th November 2014 : Quicksilver is now in the convalescent pool and learning how to compete for fish with the other seals.

His flipper tag number is 032 (yellow).

Update - 1st January 2015 : Photo right of Quicksilver was taken on 28th December 2014 in the convalescent pool. Click here to see a large version.
Quicksilver - Photo taken on 28th December 2014
Seal Release - 22nd January 2015 Update - 25th January 2015 : Quick Silver was released back into the wild along with Ariel, Superman, Anastacia, Bruce Wayne and Wonder Woman on 22nd January 2015 at Gwithian.

Click here to watch a video of the seal release by Pirate FM Radio.

Each pup at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary can cost up to £1,000+ to rescue, rehabilitate and release, if you would like to help by adopting a pup (Adoption £25 each pup) or make a donation towards a pup´s rehabilitation,
please click here for more details.


The staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary do a brilliant job and without your help, they couldn´t continue.

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