STELLA - Rescued on 3rd January 2006

Photo of Stella was taken by Simon BoneStella was rescued by the BDMLR from Portgwidden on the 3rd of January 2006. She is around 6 weeks old and weighed 16.5kg. She had an ulcer to her eye and puncture wounds to flippers. Stella is self-feeding and is on a course of antibiotics; once the infection has cleared up we will be able to tell if she has retained her sight.
Update: Photo was taken of Stella on 26th of February 2006 in the convalescence pool.

Stella´s flipper (light green) tag number is 030.
Photo of Stella was taken on 26th of February 2006 in the convalescence pool.  Stella's flipper (light green) tag number is 030.
Update: 9th May 2006 - Stella (wearing hat tag J4) along with Wombat (wearing hat tag J3), Shambles (wearing hat tag J7) and Guvnor (wearing hat tag J6) were all released back into the wild on 5th of May 2006 at Gwithian. Shambles was first out of the trailer and in the water. Both Stella and Guvnor were happy to leave the trailer and go in. Guvnor on the other hand thought the water was a little on the cold side. Guvnor came down the ramp his flippers touched the water a gave a moan and turned round and headed back up the ramp. At this point both Stella and Wombat both waited for Guvnor to become a little braver and all headed out to sea together.
Photo of Stella (wearing hat tag J4) was taken by Rachael Vine

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