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Resting: Seal gets help

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: February 06, 2014

  • 3rd Feb 2014. Richard Morton of British Divers Marine Life Rescue recovers a seal at Wherrytown (Penzance) which has come ashore to shelter from the seas. The seal tried to bite his rescuer.

  • 3rd Feb 2014. A seal at Wherrytown (Penzance) which has come ashore to shelter from the seas.

  • Richard Morton of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue recovers the exhausted seal pup at Wherrytown, Penzance, which came ashore to shelter from the seas.

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AN EXHAUSTED young seal washed up in Penzance during Monday morning's storm has been given a helping hand to get back to sea.

The six-week-old pup was washed up on the beach at Wherrytown and removed to a beach on the north coast by Richard Morton, of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

Dave Jarvis, from the BDMLR, said that the seal was unhurt but was moved because of the location where the animal had been washed up.

"We were called out at around 8.15am. It is a public area and there was a possible danger that dogs could have got at it," he said.

"We checked the animal over and there no obvious injuries – it was just exhausted and having a rest – and so we took it to a more sheltered beach."

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