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

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2007-09-04 10:14:43

Common Seal Pup at Orkney

In the middle of painting windows today I received a call from a concerned party of tourists who had come across an extremely sick common seal pup.

The pup, weighing 14.5kgs, was discovered on the west side of South Ronaldsay at a beach known as Sandwick. By the time that I arrived they had managed to move the seal pup into a discarded fish box. The pup is in a very poor condition with many eruptions of pus throughout its body. Eyes are partly closed with swelling and very dehydrated. Started a course of fluid therapy and antibiotics. Fingers crossed that it survives without further complications.

Ross Flett
Orkney Seal Rescue and BDMLR