Sebastian - Arrived on 9th January 2008

On the 9th of January 2008 we received a call about a pup in Newquay and so we called the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team and sent them out to have a look at. The pup was found to be malnourished with a cut above its eye. The pup was brought to the Sanctuary and given a health check, he was underweight at 15.5 kilos and had a graze over its right eye, and it also had discharge coming from its ear. The pup's wounds were cleaned and treated with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. This pup is a little boy and has been called Sebastian. Sebastian
Update: 13th January 2008 - Sebastian wound above his eye is slowly healing, and the discharge is starting to clear up. He is feeding well and is always hungry.
Update: 20th January 2008 - Sebastian continues to eat well and is now feeling a lot better. He is very aggressive and has a very long neck, this makes it difficult getting in to his pen, as he likes to try and bite the Animal Care Team.
Update: 8th February 2008 - Sebastian is in hospital pen 4, he is off treatment for the discharge that was coming from his ear, all cleared up and weighing in at...16 kilos.
Update: 16th February 2008 - Sebastian has been moved from the hospital to the outside pools for his final stage of rehabilitation. His flipper tag number is 021 (yellow).
Sebastian in the outside pool - photo was taken on 20th March 2008 Update: 22nd March 2008 - These photos of Sebastian were taken on Thursday 20th March 2008 in the outside pool. Sebastian in the outside pool - photo was taken on 20th March 2008
Sebastian in the nursery pool - photo was taken on 9th April 2008 Update: 12th April 2008 - Sebastian this week finished his course of treatment for his ear infection, then the next day it unfortunately returned, so he has gone back on to treatment. He has now been joined by Pedrek who also has an ear infection and receiving treatment.

These photos of Sebastian were taken on Wednesday 9th April 2008 in the nursery pool.
Sebastian in the nursery pool - photo was taken on 9th April 2008
First OutUpdate: 23rd May 2008 - Sebastian was released back into the wild on the 22nd of May 2008 along with Dewy, Kerplunk, Ludo and Ellie.Seals being released back into the wild - Photo was taken by Simon Bone (www.cornishseals.co.uk)

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