1. ITV Report

Seal pup brought from Merseyside to Tyneside for treatment

Celine the seal pup Credit: Blue Reef Tynemouth's Marine Rescue Centre

A seal pup, picked up in the Wirral by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, has been brought to Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium for assessment and treatment.

She has been given the name 'Celine' and the team are confident that her 'heart will go on'.

Grey seals give birth between September and December and can be spotted all around the coast of the UK; young pups can be identified by their white fur.

Occasionally one of these pups will run into trouble, or become separated from their mother.

On arrival, Celine was given a thorough check up by the team of Blue Reef staff and volunteers from BDMLR.

She had no major injuries, however was showing the signs of hypothermia.

We were relived to have found no major injuries on this occasion and we are looking forward to getting her back into the wild.

The Grey Seal pupping season has just started in the North East with over 200 seals been born on the Farne Islands alone. So we expect this not to be the last seal we see this winter.">

– Terry McKeone, Head of the Seal Rescue Team