MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Mussel Crowe

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1907

Admitted on: 2019/06/12

Collection Site: Sooke

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.1 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 65 days (2 months, 4 days)

Transfer History

Received from: Wild Arc

Original Admission: 2019/06/11

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Date Weight in kg

2019/06/12 8.1

2019/08/04 16.00

2019/08/07 17.32

2019/08/09 17.30


Release Date: 2019/08/16

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Release Weight: 17.3 kg

Patient Updates

Mussel Crowe was released after 65 days in our care.

"Mussel was quick to run into the waves, but then hung around in the shallow water for quite some time."

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

Mussel has made it into the biggest pool. He's already been tagged for release. Now he just needs to gain a little more weight...

Mussel seems to really enjoying his new big pre-release pool. He can often be seen hauled out, with the sun shining on his belly...

You can hear him before you see him! Mussel is probably the loudest patient on site right now. He's also super alert, not missing a thing happening around him. A good sign!

Guestbook for Mussel Crowe

  1. This little guy was pretty vocal and active when he was observed needing help. He left no doubt that he had been without his mom and was hungry and in distress.

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