Jonesy was rescued on 26th June 2018
Jonesy, 12 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued on 26th June 2018 by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) from Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes.

It is very unusual for a grey seal (pups are usually rescued between September and March)! This pup was picked up as he was very small weighing 13kgs and appears to have been born out of season.
Jonesy - 30th June 2018
Jonesy - 30th June 2018 This pup has been named after the Sanctuary´s founder, Ken Jones, in celebration of the Sanctuary´s 60th Anniversary.

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Update - 5th August 2018 : Jonesy is currently in the outside nursery pool for his final stage of rehabilitation. His flipper ID tag number is 375 (green).

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Jonesy - 1st August  2018
Jonesy - 1st September 2018 Update - 3rd September 2018 : This photo of Jonesy was taken on 1st September 2018. Click here to see larger versions of this.
Jonesy helping the Animal Care Team to clean the convalescent pool!

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Jonesy - 1st September 2018
Photos by Lizzi Larbalestier Update - 9th September 2018 : Jonesy has completed his rehabilitation and was released back into the wild on 7th September 2018 along with another rescued seal Enys. His release weight was 36.5kgs.

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Photos credit: Lizzi Larbalestier - BDMLR

Update - 28th February 2022 : Jonesy was seen at haul-outs along the coasts of Cornwall on 5th, 22nd & 25th April 2019, 7th, 13th & 24th February 2020, 2nd & 23rd May 2020, 16th June 2020, 18th July 2020, 17th & 29th August 2020, 3rd September 2020, 3rd, 12th, 14th & 16th November 2020, 1st, 6th & 10th December 2020, 11th, 17th & 21st January 2021, 8th & 26th February 2021 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

© Photo credit: Sue Sayer - CSGRT on 2nd May 2020.
Jonesy - Photo by Sue Sayer of the CSGRT on 2nd May 2020
Jonesy - Photo by Sue Sayer of the CSGRT on 1st March 2021 1st March 2021, 1st & 8th November 2021, 30th December 2021 and 28th February 2022 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

© Photo credit: Sue Sayer - CSGRT on 1st March 2021
Members of the CSGRT 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.

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