Recently the BDMLR
has responded to mass pilot whale strandings in the Shetlands, as well as locally stranded whales in Northumberland and Redcar.
medics, who are usually first on the scene, means they can act promptly without removing the seal from the beach.
She has already done four BDMLR
rescues - all involving seals.
is a voluntary network of marine mammal medics.
Ali Jack, the Scottish co-ordinator of BDMLR
crew, added: "It has been a fantastic effort by what seems hundreds of people.
said many of the whales were on their sides, on top of each other and upside down and were breathing in sand as a result.
SAFE ARRIVAL: The loggerhead turtle PICTURE: Julie Kaye, BDMLR
director Nick Duthie said: "We are very concerned about how thin it is but dolphins will only take live prey and it would be impossible to secure live deep sea squid from out in the Atlantic.
co-ordinator Andrew Ireland, the leader of the rescue, said seeing the whale leave was "fantastic".
Anyone who comes across a seal and is unsure whether it is healthy can contact the BDMLR
on 01825 765 546 or on out-ofhours emergency number 07787 433412.
The grey seal pup we think is about three weeks old," said a spokeswoman for the BDMLR
, who said it is believed the pup is a male.
And at the BDMLR
national conference in Newcastle this weekend, local experts will recount the countless rescues they have made on our shores.