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


2009-11-02 11:58:10

Another New Arrival at BDMLR Seal Hospital

White coat seal pupAround 5pm on Monday evening I had a call from Jim Thompson saying there was a pup near Kiess which is near to Wick at the Sub Sea 7 instillation. It is a pipeline manufacturing plant that makes the offshore pipelines.We arrived there to find a white coat pup that had somehow traveled around half a mile upstream after getting through a fenced off section of stream. He had then turned and traveled down a dirty muddy road next to the pipeline railway for about 300 metres.

He had a bad swelling and puncture mark over his ribs and a nasty cut next to his eye. Once at the hospital we assessed him, medicated him for the injuries, fed and then bedded him down for the night.

We called him Walter after the man who looked out for him all afternoon after a farmer had seen him in the morning. He weighed in at 14.6 kilo was exhausted and very dirty.

Jamie Dyer
Seal Hospital Manager and Scottish Coordinator