MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1860

Admitted on: 2018/07/19

Collection Site: Derby Reach, Langley

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; emaciated

Weight at Admission: 6.75 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 79 days (2 months, 2 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: 22.5 kg


Gypsum was seen at Derby Reach for the day, hauling out on the rocky shore and going back into the water to suckle on some logs. People were getting too close to her, and there was also a lot of off-leash dogs in the area. The park rangers were a big help in keeping people away (Thanks Tania for phoning her in!) due to MMR being so busy that day. Vet tech Bree (on her day off - with her dad as backup) got the call since she lives in Langley, and rescued Gypsum once she saw how skinny she was. She was quite vocal on the way back to MMR!

Patient Updates

Gypsum was released after 79 days in our care.

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

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