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

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2005-09-25 10:48:36

Seal Incident - Spurn Point

Neil received a call from Linzi at Sea Life Centre Scarborough regarding a seal that was at Spurn Point, members of the public had expressed concerns about it. The seal had been tagged and identified as Ouse who had been released at Donna Nook in August. Neil examined him and was concerned that he, (Ouse not Neil) was extremely lethargic. There were a large number of people on the beach stroking Ouse and taking photos, he has to be the most people friendly seal ever encountered. Neil had a word with Linzi and expressed concerns, it was decided that he may need to be returned to Sea Life Centre due to his lethargy. Lisa arrived with transport and equipment and once we began to transport him off the beach he became more alert. We had another discussion with Linzi and it was decided that we should give him the opportunity of returning back to the sea. We placed him back on the beach (away from people) and waited for the high tide, (not long fortunately approx 2 hours). Once the tide came in he decided he had had enough of our company and entered the sea swimming off into the wide blue yonder. A happy ending for all.

Medics Neil and Lisa Wray