Paul Watson was rescued on 13th December 2011
This pup was found in Port Isaac in north Cornwall on
13th December 2011, sheltering from the bad weather malnourished and dehydrated with a swollen front left flipper.

Photo (right) was taken by Faye Archell of the BDMLR.
Watson - photo taken by Faye Archell
Watson The pup was weighed on arrival at the Sanctuary and found to be 16 kilos and around 10 weeks old, this little boy has been named Paul Watson.

Watson is exhausted and spends most of his time sleeping, he may also be suffering from a broken flipper and a trip to the local vets will confirm this and the next course of treatment.
Update: 1st January 2012 - Paul Watson currently weighs 19 kilos.  Photo right of Paul Watson was taken in the hospital on 28th December 2011.
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On 31st December 2011 Paul Watson was moved to the outside nursery pool No. 4 for his next stage of rehabilitation which will include introducing him to other seals and teaching Tony how to feed and fend for himself.

Update: 28th January 2012 - Paul Watson keeps trying to bite the Animal Care Team´s feet.     He is currently in convalescent pool. His flipper tag number is 25.
Paul Watson on 28th December 2011
Paul Watson on 4th APril 2012 Update: 6th April 2012 - Photo left of Paul Watson was taken on 4th April 2012.
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Update: 24th April 2012 - Paul Watson is 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 Paul Watson, Brunel, Diamond, Olaf Schmidt and Amethyst
back into the wild.
Seal Release 30th May 2012

Help Us to Help Them.....Each pup can cost up to £1,000 to rehabilitate, if you would like to adopt a pup
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