Sunrise Drama as Young Seal Rescued BZS

A young seal spotted in the east end of the island could become aggressive if approached, zoologists have warned.

The seal, believed to be either a harbour or grey seal, was seen on Clearwater Beach in St David’s at daybreak yesterday.

Ruby Dill was walking on the beach at first light when she noticed the seal in the distance.

Ms Dill contacted the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo to alert them of her discovery. A BAMZ curator searched the area but the seal could not be found.

The seal was rescued, BZS said, “Yesterday afternoon, the staff of the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo were able to rescue the juvenile seal from Clearwater Beach. The seal has been identified as a male grey seal and is estimated to be under a year old.

“The team at BAMZ have take the seal to their facility, where he is now resting in BAMZ’s quarantine facility and considered in critical but stable condition. Following a full physical examination including a complete panel of blood tests, he was treated with fluids to help with dehydration.

It is likely that he has an infection and this will be further assessed with an examination this morning. We thank the public for their assistance and will keep people updated on his condition and hopefully recovery.”

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