British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

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2019-07-11 09:09:38

Seal Pup, Southend Pier

A little common seal pup was reported to us on the morning of Wednesday 10th July 2019 at Southend-on-Sea Pier by the Pier Manager. After a medic check was conducted, the decision was made to pick the seal up yesterday afternoon as it was very underweight at only 8.5kgs and only about a week old. The seal was rescued and relayed to RSPCA - Mallydams Wood where it will now get looked after until ready for release.
Thank you to the medics who were involved in the rescue and relay and also the members of public and staff at Southend Pier.

Photo courtesy of Richard Sanders (Southend Pier) and Stephen Marsh.