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

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2006-08-13 11:40:23

Aldeburgh Seal Rescue

About 7.10pm I received a call from Mark, a local resident, saying there was a seal pup on the beach at Aldeburgh (Suffolk) which was giving them cause for concern. It had been there a couple of hours and was hardly moving and not apparently using its nearside flipper. He was concerned also because there were several people around. He had already called the RSPCA who had declined to attend.

I set off from home with Jamie (son-in-law & Medic) and arrived at Aldeburgh about 7.50. We quickly found Mark who directed us to the seal which turned out to be a common pup we estimated 2-3 weeks old. It was clearly undernourished with a distinctive neck and waist.

I decided we should take it to East Winch so bagged it and after a quick confirmatory call to Tony Woodley, to ensure East Winch would accept it, off we went.

On arrival at the weigh-in, Triv, as he was named (the name-theme this year being Board Games) was found to be 10.5 kg, and 91cm in length. They estimated age at 2 weeks.

Tony Wooderson
BDMLR Suffolk Coordinator