Nampara was rescued on 16th January 2018
Nampara, 12 weeks old female seal pup, was rescued on 16th January 2018 from Newquay harbour by some members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team.

This pup was found with superficial wounds.

The pup was taken and treated at one of BDMLR´s holding facilities until a hospital pen became available at Gweek on 21st January 2018.
Nampara Update - 25th February 2018 : Nampara is doing well gaining weight and progressing through the pools. She is currently in the convalescent pool for her next stage of rehabilitation.

Nampara´s flipper tag number is 356 (green).

The photo above and left were taken on 23rd February 2018, click here to see a larger version of these.
Update - 28th March 2018 : Nampara is currently in the convalescent pool and completing her final stage of rehabilitation.

Nampara weighed 20.5kgs on 14th March 2018.

This photo of Nampara was taken on 26th March 2018.
Nampara Update - 29th April 2018 : Nampara has completed her rehabilitation and will be returned to the wild soon.

This photo of Nampara was taken on 27th April 2018.

Update - 29th May 2018 : Nampara, along with Gerry, Beta, Chris, Ava and Pudding were released back into the wild on 17th May 2018 at Porthtowan.
Update - 29th December 2023 : Nampara was seen at various haul-outs along the coast of Cornwall on 20th August 2018, 17th December 2018, 7th March 2019, 23rd December 2019, 27th January 2020, 5th, 15th & 18th February 2020, 26th November 2020, 10th December 2020,
20th December 2021, 20th January 2022, 8th & 12th December 2022, 30th March 2023, 29th November 2023 and 11th, 14th, 21st, 26th & 29th December 2023 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

Photo Credit - Sue Sayer (CSGRT) - 20th January 2022
Members of the CSGRT volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

Each seal´s fur pattern is unique and enables the CSGRT volunteers track them for life. Seals face many challenges, yet we all depend on them to balance our marine ecosystem, this is essential to make the oxygen we breathe. Seals are our globally rare wildlife tourist attraction, helping diversify coastal economic prosperity.