Eclipse was rescued on 22nd September 2013
Gender : Female

Location of Rescue : Strangles beach near Bude

Age at Rescue : 2½ weeks old

Weight at Rescue : 30kgs

Reason for Rescue : Diarrhoea and a high temperature

Photo right and below were taken by Michelle Robinson, Click here to see a larger version of the photo on the right.
Photo of Eclipse The pup was rescued by Michelle Robinson, Nathan Jones, Sarah Pitcher and Dave Jarvis, members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team. Michelle said "this was a very hard physical rescue as always at Strangles, but we made it. The pup weighed 30kgs with terrible diarrhoea, high temperature and superficial wounds."

The pup was transported to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary where on arrival at the hospital, she was put into one of the isolation pens in the hospital, a clinical assessment was carried out by members of the animal care team. The pup was prescribed antibiotics as a precaution to fight any infections she may be harbouring.
Update - 30th September 2013 : Eclipse has now been moved into the main hospital.

Click here to see a collage of photos of Eclipse taken on 28th September 2013.

At the time of this photo being taken of Eclipse, she weighed 28kgs.
Photo of Eclipse
Update - 12th October 2013 : Eclipse along with another pup called Aurora have been moved to the outside nursery pools for their next stage of rehabiliation.

Update - 26th October 2013 : Still fiesty!! Eclipse is in nursery pool number 2 with Aurora and Mars. She is eating really well, lovely spotty and pretty female! Eating fish whole for herself, she will be moved into the convalescence soon for her final stage of rehabilitation! Wounds have healed nicely.   Eclipse currently weighs 30kgs.

Eclipse Update - 16th November 2013 : Eclipse now weighs 21.5kgs which although is a descrease has shown that she is competing well for her fish in the convalescent pool. She is best of friends with Aurora, another rescued seal pup. Eclipse´s flipper tag number is 143.

Update - 2nd December 2013 : This photo (left) of Eclipse was taken on 1st December 2013 in the convalescent pool. Click here to see a larger version of this photo.
Update - 8th December 2013 : Eclipse has nearly reached her release weight.

Update - 31st December 2013 : Eclipse is currently in the convalescent pool.

Click here to see a selection of the photos taken on 30th December 2013.
Seal Release - 9th January 2013 Update - 11th January 2014 : Eclipse along with Shuttle, Leo, Nasa, Aurora, Persier and Persius E were released back to the wild on 9th January 2013 at Carbis Bay.

Click here to see a selection of photos taken by Dan Murphy of the release.

Photo left by Dan Murphy

Each pup at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary can cost up to £1,000+ to rescue, rehabilitate and release, if you would like to help by adopting a pup (Adoption £25 each pup) or make a donation towards a pup´s rehabilitation,
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