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


2007-01-21 13:13:51

Worried public call for help - Easington

We received a call from our eldest son’s boss asking for help. He informed us that there was a seal pup on the Humber bank in Easington with an infected eye. We arrived fifteen minutes later to assess the seal. Apart from having a weepy eye it was in excellent health, fat and alert. Going on past experience and advice we decided that the salty sea water would be the best course of treatment for the infected eye. I have to admit that I was so glad this seal did not need moving, Neil would defiantly have been getting the biting end of this one, it was extremely aggressive, which I know is a positive sign but not if you want to jump on top of it with only a towel to protect you. We sat and monitored the seal for 1 hour and 40 minutes and as high tide hit it went back into the river.

Lisa, Neil and Chris Wray
Marine Mammal Medics
East Yorkshire