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A three-month-old seal pup entangled in rope and monofilament netting has been set free by Marine Mammal Medics from British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

The juvenile seal was spotted by members of the public at Boat Cove, near Pendeen in Cornwall, on New Year's Day and BDMLR sent volunteers to the scene after being alerted to the animal's plight.

The Marine Mammal Medics took over an hour to carefully remove the netting, rope and small plastic buoy from the stricken seal.

BDMLR Medic Delia Webb said that the rescue happened in the nick of time, and that luckily the rescuers had managed to remove the entanglement before it had caused any damage to the seal.

Photo credit: Friends of Portheras Cove

Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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