On Tuesday 17th September the British Divers Marine Life Rescue received a call from a couple of walkers at Tentsmuir Beach, Fife, who had stumbled upon a grey seal pup which had decided to follow them along the beach. They quickly sent a photo through to head office so we could easily see that the […]
This weekend saw the second of a mass stranding training exercises by British Divers Marine Life Rescue being held for their volunteer Marine Mammal Medics to gain valuable skills and knowledge for these complex and difficult situations.
This is a live video of our mass stranding training exercise. Roughly 70 volunteer medics have come together to increase their knowledge and skills in preparation for if a mass stranding of marine mammals occurs.
Up to 70 volunteers from the charity British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) will be on the beach at Shell Bay where a whale ‘mass stranding’ scenario will be simulated using several life-size inflatable models of pilot whales. >> read more …
At approximately 10:15 on Friday 16th August, the Fife Stirling team of British Divers Marine Life Rescue was alerted to a stranding of two porpoises in the Culross area of the Firth of Forth. Two days later and about 160km North, at Milton on the Beauly Firth, another (different) common dolphin was found live stranded […]
Zondag iets na de middag strandde een levende dolfijn op het strand van Hannafore beach in het zuidoosten van Cornwall. Omdat het dier stervende was, werd besloten de dolfijn te euthanaseren.
On the 11th May, British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) were called out by members of the public who had spotted a grey seal in the sea that was trapped within a huge mass of tangled marine litter and ghost gear in an inaccessible location along the coast near Boscastle, Cornwall.
On the afternoon of Thursday 31st January British Divers Marine Life Rescue received a call through our hotline from a member of public who had found a live harbour porpoise struggling on the beach at Bridlington South Beach, Yorkshire. With the light fading and not knowing what to do, the porpoise had been returned to […]
We have recently completed our annual report for 2018 and would like to share with you all what has been going on!
All around the UK, seal rehabilitation centres are bursting at the seams with this year’s intake of grey seal pups that’s been in excess of recent years. These have either been separated from their mothers by storms or string currents before being weaned, or are weaned but underweight, suffering from injury or disease. >> Read […]
A marine charity has held a mass beach-stranding simulation rescue using water-filled dummy dolphins and whales. Dozens of volunteers took part in the British Divers Marine Life Rescue training exercise at Trusthorpe, Lincolnshire, on Sunday. >> Continue …
Cornwall, 23 december 2016 – BDMLR Medics in Cornwall rescue a young seal entangled in ghost gear. Entanglement in marine litter is one of the biggest threats to marine wildlife with 100,000 marine mammals and one million seabirds killed each year.