MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV18104

Admitted on: 2018/08/01

Collection Site: Mayne Island (IWNCC)

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; emaciated

Weight at Admission: 7 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 105 days (3 months, 2 weeks)

Current Habitat: Orca Pool

This is a pool designed to accommodate cetaceans, e. g. harbour porpoise. It is also used as the largest pre-release pool. Those who have made it this far will soon be released. They have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own and compete with others. Now they only need to gain a little bit of weight.

Also in Orca Pool with Praline:Taconite, Guatamalan Ripple, Glaucodot, Passion Fruit, Moon Mist, Jet, Malachite, Lawsonite


Residents were on the beach, climbing on rocks and saw a seal pup swimming slowly near the shore, trying to get out of the water. Once it got up on the shore they watched it from a distance for a while, then called IWNCC on Saltspring Island who, after examining a picture of the animal, determined that it needed help. The animal was picked up by volunteers and taken to IWNCC before it was transferred to the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre shortly after.

Patient Updates

Praline has made it all the way to her very own pre-release pool. Well, she has to share it with two of her friends ─ but that's just a minor detail. She's looking great!

Praline is sassy and feisty! She is currently being weaned and doing well in fish school!

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