MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV18165

Admitted on: 2018/09/22

Collection Site: Bowyer Island

Reason for Admission: Lethargic; underweight

Weight at Admission: 10 kg

Patient Status: deceased

Date of Death: 2018/10/07

Time in Care: 15 days

Transfer History

Received from: N/A

Mode of Transport: N/A

Patient Updates

Sammite died on 2018/10/07 after 15 days in our care.

"Sammite quickly deteriorated after being admitted to the hospital on Saturday. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts by our staff to save his life, he did not recover."

Sammite hasn't been feeling too well lately. He's being closely monitored.

Guestbook for Sammite

  1. Sammite was born in August 2018, in a little bay next to our cabin on Bowyer Island (Howe Sound). We named him Plumper (after the ship that mapped Howe Sound in 1857). We watched him swimming with his mother throughout August but then on September 22nd, I found him lying motionless on the rocks near our community beach. As a past MMRC volunteer, my daughter was quite familiar with handling orphaned seals, so following an over the phone assessment, we were instructed to boat him to Horseshoe Bay where we met the MMRC “ambulance”. Get well little guy! We look forward to returning Sammite to his home on Bowyer Island.

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