Brunel was rescued on 31st December 2011
We received a telephone call about a pup found on Fistral Beach at Newquay that might need our help. Members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue team (BDMLR) were asked to check on the pup, they found the pup and reported back that it would need to be brought to the Sanctuary.

When the pup arrived it was given a full clinical assessment. The pup was estimated to be between 10-12 weeks old and a male. Weighing in at 21 kilos, the pup was malnourished, very dehydrated and exhausted with numerous puncture wounds to rear flipper. The wounds were cleaned and treated and blood samples were taken and a course of antibiotics started. This pup has been named Brunel.
Brunel Update: 26th January 2012 - Brunel´s flipper tag number is 37 (green).    He is currently in nursery pool number 1 with Olaf Schmit.

Update: 4th April 2012 - Photo left of Brunel was taken on 4th April 2012.
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Update: 24th April 2012 - Brunel is in the convalescent pool, doing really well and putting on weight. The rescued pups are enjoying the piggy back rides around the pool with the resident seals, but it is going to be a few more weeks before any pups are ready for release back to the wild.
Update: 30th May 2012 - Earlier today the Cornish Seal Sanctuary´s Animal Care Team decided to do a seal pup release as the weather in Cornwall was good and the high tides were on their side.

Members of the Animal Care Team drove to the north coast of Cornwall to release five pups Brunel, Paul Watson, Diamond, Olaf Schmidt and Amethyst
back into the wild.
Seal Release 30th May 2012
Update - 30th May 2013 : Brunel was spotted at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 29th April 2013 and 23rd May 2013 by members* of the Cornwall Seal Group.

*Members of the Cornwall Seal Group volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

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