Jewell was rescued on 17th September 2017
Jewell, 2 weeks old whitecoat female pup, was rescued on 16th September 2017 from St Ives by Dan, Lesley and Phil, members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue team. It was very tricky for the rescuers as they had to climb over the boulders to get to the pup.

The pup had bite wounds to the rear of her neck. This feisty pup weighed 23kgs.

Photo credit : BDMLR
Jewell (right) Update - 2nd October 2017 : Jewell was moved to the outside nursery pool on 1st October 2017 for her next stage of rehabilitation.

She is currently sharing the nursery pool with another rescued seal pup named Elizabeth.

Jewell´s flipper tag number is 307 (green).
Update - 8th October 2017 : This photo of Jewell was taken on 6th October 2017 in the nursery pool.

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Update - 22nd October 2017 : Jewell was moved into the convalesent pool on 10th October 2017 for her final stage of rehabilitation.

Update - 30th October 2017 : Jewell has gained weight really well.
Update - 20th December 2017 : Jewell along with Prudie, Dwight, Kitty, Rosie, Drake and Neptune were released back into the wild at Porthtowan on 18th December 2017.
Jewell - photo taken by Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group Rsearch Trust Update - 2nd February 2023 : Jewell was seen at haul-outs along the west coast of Cornwall on 20th December 2018, 17th January 2019, 14th & 18th February 2019, 4th March 2019, 11th & 22nd April 2019, 27th May 2019, 11th July 2019,

Photo credit : Sue Sayer - Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) - 20th December 2018
8th & 9th March 2020, 18th July 2020, 3rd August 2020, 7th December 2020, 3rd & 14th January 2021, 15th November 2021, 3rd January 2022, 5th January 2023 and 2nd February 2023.

Photo credit : Sue Sayer - CSGRT - 18th February 2019
Jewell - photo taken by Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group Rsearch Trust
Members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust volunteer spend 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.