Three seals have been released back into the wild at Praa Sands. Big surf on the Lizard meant the seals travelled by trailer to a calmer spot up the coast. Nearly 50 seals have been brought to the Sanctuary at Gweek this winter because of the stormy weather.
Thanks to Alan Kelly, for these amazing pictures of a seal pup which was washed on to Quay Road in West Looe this morning during high tide.
More than 40 seal pups are being cared for in Cornwall after they were left stranded by the storms. The pups are in the seal sanctuary at Gweek. Staff say they've carried out more rescues in the past week than they'd normally do in a whole month.
Elsewhere the extent of the damage to the coastline in Devon and Cornwall is still being assessed. More pictures are emerging, showing how the monster waves have altered the shape of coastal landmarks. Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek has come to the rescue of seal pups in difficulties this year. Most of them are undernourished because they're finding it so hard to get food in the stormy seas. Others have been damaged.
Here's a video of some of the seals being looked after at the sanctuary.
To find out more about the sanctuary's work, click here.
Dan Jarvis from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek says the rescue centre has been inundated with malnourished seal pups since the storms began before Christmas.
They've come from all over Cornwall, and even Plymouth in the past few weeks but the message is, if you see a seal in trouble, stay clear and contact the sanctuary. It may be, they just need time to recover before heading back to the sea.
Four seal pups that were rescued earlier in the year have been released back into the wild in Cornwall.
Axel Rose, Schubert, Kayah and Buster bid farewell to their carers at Gweek Seal sanctuary on Gwithian beach near Hayle this morning.
– Tamara Cooper, Animal care worker
If he doesn’tthink he’s getting his fair share he swats the water with a giant flipper anddrenches whoever is holding the fish bucket.
We’re all infor a few soakings in the coming months as we try to get Yule Log back intrim.
New year, new resolutions. For many people, we all start by planning our annual diet and it appears that life is no different for this grey seal.
Aptly named, 'Yule Log', has ballooned by 24 kilos in the last nine months, and staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary have taken action.
At 346 kilos, Yule Log is close to the maximum weight for the grey seal species. Staff have now taken charge of a new diet and exercise regime for the 24-year-old seal.
From now on, he will only be fed his allotted two kilos of fish for breakfast and one-and-a-half kilos for supper. And as well as his regular morning training session, there will be extra ‘enrichment’ sessions every day where Yule Log will have to work for his food.
The target is to get Yule Log back below 300 kilos.
You may have seen these youngsters during our weather report last night. The seal pups are being looked after at West Hatch wildlife sanctuary near Taunton because they're simply too little to cope with the cold.
RSPCA staff are making sure they're kept nice and warm to help them survive.