Sapphire arrived on 11th January 2012
Sapphire was rescued from Watergate Bay near Newquay on 19th November 2011 by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team, the pup taken to the RSPCA´s West Hatch Wildlife Centre for treatment.

The pup was transferred to the National Seal Sanctuary on 11th January 2012 for Sapphire´s next stage of rehabilitation, also to learn to compete for fish with other seals before finally being released back into the wild.
Sapphire´s flipper tag number is 80043 (orange).

Photo right of Sapphire was taken by Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group.
Seal Release on 3rd February 2012 - photos by Daniel Murphy Update: 6th February 2012 - Sapphire was released back into the wild at
Gwithian beach on 3rd February 2012 along Lola Bella, Zara Phillips, Boudicca, Basil Fawlty and Blue Topaz.

Photo left of the pups coming out of the trailer was taken by Daniel Murphy.
Click here to see a collage of Daniel´s photos taken during the release
of the seal pups.

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