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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 5:28pm 27th August 2014. (Updated at 5:29pm 27th August 2014)

A baby seal which strayed 1000 miles from Cornwall is being released near Newquay on Wednesday.

Animal experts think Ludo could have followed the Gulf Stream to Portugal because of the storms.

The grey pup has been at the Seal Sanctuary in Gweek since he was rescued from a beach in The Algarve in January.

His flipper has been tagged.

Care supervisor Tamara is urging locals to keep an eye out: "We're going to try and get him back out to where there's known seal colonies and also where it's not too busy - then it's down to him where he wants to go. Commonly, we've found that seals rarely stay where we put them and they travel many miles, especially within their first few days of being released, so we could expect to see him literally anywhere.

"Ludo's quite a quiet character; he's not really had much interaction with other seals before. He feeds very slowly and calmly, he's a quite a polite chap it seems but he's been doing really welll; he's been putting on a bit of weight which we wanted him to do before he was released."

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