MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Schweddy Balls

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV18134

Admitted on: 2018/08/11

Collection Site: Sidney Island (IWNCC)

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 10.4 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 56 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 4 days)

Transfer History

Received from: N/A

Mode of Transport: N/A


Release Date: 2018/10/06

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 24.1 kg


Molybdenite was originalled named "Schweddy Balls", after a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavour, which in turn was created in reference to a Saturday Night Live sketch that first aired back in 1998.

Patient Updates

Molybdenite was released after 56 days in our care.

You can see the list of all animals released at this release in the release record.

It looks like we still have some convincing to do. So far, Molybdenite doesn't seem to like fish very much...

Moly can be weaned soon. She's probably going to be on the next batch of weaners. Vet tech Bree tells us: "Every time I look at her she’s always laying on her back and looks like she’s living a good life..."

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