Nessa - Arrived on 7th November 2007
The sanctuary received a call on Wednesday 7th November about a pup down at St Ives, after getting a description about its body condition we asked the BDMLR to pick it up and bring it to the Sanctuary, whilst we prepared a pen.

This pup was weighed when it can to the seal sanctuary and was very underweight at only 11.5 kilos, malnourished and had minor puncture wounds to its rear flippers. She was treated with fluids for the first 24 hours before being moved on to fish. As she is a little girl, she has been named 'Nessa' after our Animal Care Team Supervisor's mum.

Hospital Update: 13th November 2007 - On Monday Nessa was moved in to the main hospital and is feeding very well for herself and is always hungry. She is still receiving vitamins and iron tables, plus antibiotics. After moving Mina down to the pools, we thought things would have gone quiet, but Nessa seems to have taken her position and shouts all day long.
Nessa in the main hospital - photo was taken on 25th November 2007 Update: 23rd November 2007 - Nessa has been tagged this week with flipper tag number seven, and as she is off treatment can be given water in her pen everyday.

Update: 26th November 2007 - These photos of Nessa were taken on Sunday 25th of November 2007 in the main hospital.
Nessa in the main hospital - photo was taken on 25th November 2007
Update: 14th December 2007 - Nessa along with Mina, Kitto and Hocken are now in the outside convalescent pool.
Nessa in the convalescent pool - photo was taken on 27th December 2007 Update: 31st December 2007 - These photos of Nessa, a melanistic pup meaning pure black, were taken on Thursday 27th of December 2007 in the convalescent pool.

Nessa's flipper tag number is 007 (yellow).
Nessa in the convalescent pool - photo was taken on 27th December 2007
Claire and Dan helping a seal pup towards the sea - Photo was taken by Simon BoneUpdate: 3rd March 2008 - Nessa was released back into the wild on the 27th of February 2008 along with Fenna, Scrabble, Digory, Pasco and Jenga at Gwithian. Seals being released back into the wild with Rachael and Claire in the background - Photo was taken by Simon Bone

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