British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

News

2007-07-08 15:48:45

Caithness Team - Highland Hospital Day

Three members of the Caithness team had a day out giving a hand at the Highland Seal Hospital. The Hospital currently has five seals in rehab so its all hands on deck in this busy period. Medics Mandy McIntyre, Jim Thompson and Richard Bradley, travelled down to Ullapool in the wee hours to be at the unit for the first feed of the day. They arrived at 9.00am and set right to work. The day included cleaning out the seal pens, disinfecting the floors and feeding the seals with milk and fish all under the watchful eye of Jamie Dyer. The medics where kept very busy, the payback was getting some valuable advice and experience of seal handling and feeding, also just the pleasure of being around these wonderful creatures. They left at 3.00pm to make the long journey back to Thurso after the second feed of the day, cleaning up afterwards. They all said it was a great day and planned to go help-out again in the near future.

Richard Bradley
Caithness Assistant Coordinator