A keeper at a zoo in Torquay has been given the job of teaching a young seal to swim. Normally they learn from their parents but this seal pup is being hand-reared and Libor Mach has had to step in. Apparently she's taken to it like a - well - seal to water.
– Clare Rugg, Living Coasts Operations Manager
She was quite scared, actually, the first day. It was quite funny seeing a seal run out of the water, but Li has done a great job and she's found her flippers and she's well away now, and she's really enjoying the water.
There are calls for a seal cull to be considered in the West Country - to protect the livelihood of fishermen.
Many trawlers are now being targeted by herds of the seals - who eat their way through the catch before its been landed. Seth Conway has been investigating the issue.
Two seals rescued by West Hatch Wildlife Centre are being released at Combe Martin today.
These are the last two seals to be released back into the wild. They have spent several months recuperating after being rescued during the winter storms. The seals were released at 10am, just before high tide.
Two seals who have been recuperating at the West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton after being washed up in the winter storms will be released today.
A large number of seals have been treated at wildlife centres across the south west after the bad weather - and most have now been returned to the wild.
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.