Grey seal entered a cooling chamber at Anglesey’s Wylfa nuclear power station.

Wednesday 20 November 2013

A seal has had a lucky escape after strong currents dragged her into a nuclear power station on Anglesey in north Wales.


Staff alerted the RSPCA after discovering the female grey seal in one of the cooling chambers at the Wylfa power station near Cemaes Bay.

Seals sometimes get dragged along by the strong currents created by the power station and … Continue reading…


A baby seal rescued from a surf beach in Jersey has made a flying visit to one of our wildlife centres.

Wilson the grey seal, thought to be just a couple of weeks old, was flown by plane from Jersey to Southampton last week and then brought to the Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre near Hastings for treatment and care.

He was spotted being thrown back into the sea by a member of the public on Saturday 4 November in … Continue reading…


A seal rescued by us from a marina in Suffolk last week has sadly died after a fish hook was found in his stomach.

The male common seal was spotted at Beccles quay – about 10 miles inland – in an underweight, lethargic and disorientated state.

After a couple of attempts at rescue, a team of four of our inspectors succeeded in catching the large mammal and putting him on a stretcher on Wednesday (6 November) so he could … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is again warning about the dangers of fishing litter after a seal suffered horrific injuries after becoming tangled in a line and hooks.

The grey seal pup was collected by an RSPCA inspector on Monday 12 August from Blakeney, Norfolk and taken to the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre for treatment.

Staff at the hospital wee horrified to find the pup had become entangled in a line and hooks and the catalogue of injuries included a barbed hook … Continue reading…

Monday 12 November 2012

Staff at East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk are bracing themselves for another busy winter – heralded by the arrival of their first grey seal pup.

The grey seal season is now moving into full swing and as a result there will be a large number of grey seal pups born along the coast in the coming days and weeks.

However, the RSPCA is reminding people that if they see a seal pup on its own … Continue reading…